Volvo is all set to launch the S90 sedan, which will replace the ageing S80 sedan in the company's Indian product portfolio. Base variant of the S90 reportedly will cost Rs. 57 lakh, ex-showroom, when launched and the company will start accepting booking for the sedan from next week, reports Overdrive.
On design, the S90 features a completely new design language of the Swedish brand, which debuted with the XC90 SUV. The face of the sedan gets a square-shaped grille with many vertical slats. It is flanked by the Thor's Hammer inspired signature LED headlight. The side profile of the S90 suggests the car is longer than the S80 and the C-pillar is curvier like the coupe models. The rear of the car gets an all-new design in which the C -shaped tail-lamps stand out. The flagship sedan is also based on the Scalable Product Architecture as the XC90.
The interior of the sedan is also inspired from the XC90 SUV. The dashboard houses large touch-screen infotainment system in the centre. This is flanked by large vertical air-conditioner vents and a wooden trim. The S90 will boast of Bowers & Wilkins sound system, navigation and climate control apart from an array of safety features for which the brand is known for.
The sedan will be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that develops 188bhp in D4 trim initially. A D5 engine with all-wheel drive will join the range later. According to reports, Volvo has no plans to launch the petrol powered S90 in the country.
The launch of the car is expected during the festive season. The S90 will go up against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 in India.