A Volvo logo is seen during preparations for the 2014 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles
A Volvo logo is seen during preparations for the 2014 LA Auto Show in Los AngelesReuters

Swedish carmaker Volvo, which is looking to expand its foothold in the Indian market, is reportedly set to roll out its 2015 Volvo XC90 in India around April this year.

Ahead of the launch of the company's flagship SUV XC90 in the Indian market, the dealerships of Volvo have started accepting the booking for the model in the country with a down payment of ₹10 lakh, reported IndianAutosBlog. The report also notes that the deliveries of the new Volvo model would commence by July in India and is likely to carry an introductory price tag around ₹85 lakh, which could later increase to ₹90-95 lakh.

Based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo XC90 will be brought to India as completely built up unit (CBU) and the domestic market is expected to get 20 units of top-end variant of the SUV, of which 11 have already been booked.

In terms of dimension, XC90, the world's safest SUV measures 4,950 mm in length, 1,923 mm in width and 1,776 mm in height, and in India, the model will be pitched against Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes GL Class.

For the oily bits, the Volvo XC90 will be getting power from 1,969cc inline four cylinders, twin turbocharged diesel engine which is tuned to churn out a power of 225 bhp 4,250 rpm and a peak torque of 470 Nm. The engine will come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and the SUV is expected to get features like touchscreen display with Google Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, voice recognition and powered seats onboard. Four-zone climate control and dual tone steering wheel are also expected to be featured.