Volvo has silently launched a 2018 model year update for its XC90 D5 diesel model, in which all three trim levels get more equipment and safety kit. With the update, the base Momentum is now priced at Rs 76.47 lakh, the mid-spec R-Design costs Rs 83.92 lakh, and the top-spec Inscription will set you back by Rs 86.96 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, pan-India).
The base Momentum trim now comes with features like heated front seats, paddleshifters, adaptive cruise control, a parking assist system that can self-park and a compass. The higher-spec variants are equipped with a blind spot information system along with cross traffic alerts, rear collision mitigation support (it was offered only at the front earlier), a 360-degree camera and a heated steering.
The R-Design variant misses out on the top-spec’s ventilated seats with a massage function for the front ones and features a slightly different treatment on sections like the outside mirrors, windows, gear lever, sill moulding and remote control.
In terms of powertrain, the XC90 D5 continues with the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel making 235hp and 480Nm of peak torque, which is mated to an eight-speed transmission that sends power to all four wheels.
The Swedish manufacturer has not revealed if the petrol-hybrid T8 Excellence trim of the XC90 will also benefit from this equipment update, but dealers have confirmed that it will receive an upgrade as well.
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