Volvo S90 sedan
The sedan will be powered by 2.0-litre diesel engine that develops 188bhp. Pictured: Volvo S90 sedanVolvo Cars media

Swedish car-maker Volvo has announced that the bookings for its upcoming premium sedan, the S90, are open in India now. The S90, which will replace the ageing S80 sedan in the country, is the first offering of Volvo to utilise its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) technology.

Volvo is expected to launch the new S90 sedan in the Subcontinent during the festive season this year.

"The S90 is one of the most awaited launch from Volvo's portfolio this year. It's got everything you would expect a luxurious sedan to have — the look, the feel and the design without any compromise on the comfort! The S90 comes with a sub 2L diesel engine and we are confident that it will change the dynamics of the segment in India. We are opening the pre-bookings for our patrons who would like to be the early ones to own the S90," said Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India.

The S90 will join Volvo's S60, S60 Cross Country, V40, V40 Cross Country, XC60 and XC90 in India. It is expected to be priced at around Rs. 57 lakh for the base variant and once it hits the market, it will take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.

According to an OverDrive report, Volvo S90 will be offered in two trims initially, and powering the new model will be a 2.0-litre diesel engine that can churn out 188bhp in D4 trim. Volvo is reportedly also looking to bring the D5 engine with all-wheel drive later.

As for features, expect the S90 sedan to come equipped a host of features, like any other Volvo offering, with Bowers & Wilkins sound system, navigation and climate control.