Volvo completes petrol hybrid lineup in India with XC40, XC90 facelifts
Volvo India on Wednesday launched the facelift versions of its XC40, XC60, XC90 SUVs and S90 sedan. The XC40 updated model comes priced at ₹45.90 lakh (ex-showroom), but for the festive season, it will be available at a price of ₹43.20 lakh (ex-showroom) for a limited period. The XC60, XC90 and S90 models, come priced at ₹65.90 lakh, ₹94.90 lakh and ₹66.90 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.
All the luxury SUVs and the sedan come wearing new cosmetic changes and sports new equipment and features as well. The changes took place on the exterior and inside the cabin as well, while on the mechanical front as well, changes have been made. The major change is all these cars now come with petrol mild-hybrid technology on board, which is Volvo's one step ahead towards electrification of the whole lineup.
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The new Volvo XC40 facelift will compete with premium entry-level SUVs, including Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, and BMW X1. The Volvo XC90 facelift, on the other hand, will compete with rivals such as Audi Q7, Mercedes GL, BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg and the Land Rover Discovery.
On the exterior, the 2022 Volvo XC40 comes sporting LED headlamps, a grille with a gloss-black finish, fog lights, contrast-coloured skid plates, body cladding, new 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, and vertically aligned LED tail lights. It also received new exterior colour themes.
Inside its cabin, the Volvo XC40 facelift comes equipped with a host of features, including a crystal gear knob, a 12.3-inch second-gen driver display, AQI meter, auto-dimming IRVMs, BLIS with cross-traffic alert, active noise control, all-black interior theme, and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Powering the Volvo XC40 facelift is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to a mild-hybrid system. This mild hybrid powertrain is good to churn out a combined power output of 197 hp and 300 Nm of torque.
The new XC90 too comes with certain cosmetic changes and a new touchscreen infotainment system. The car churns out 300 hp of power and 420 Nm of torque from its petrol mild-hybrid powertrain.