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Volvo S90, XC60 facelifts with gasoline mild hybrid technology, which will hit the market on October 19th

Posted Oct 13, 2021 3:25:00 PM

In addition to subtle cosmetic optimizations, the updated models will be converted from diesels to mild hybrid petrol engines.

the Volvo S90 and XC60 should be refreshed on October 19th in the Indian market. In February of last year, the Swedish carmaker had the updated S90 sedan for markets abroad, while Facelift of the SUV XC60 celebrates its world premiere earlier this year. The refreshed models get some subtle design tweaks, new features and improved powertrains.

  • Facelifted S90, XC60 to get streamlined styling and updated features
  • Diesel engines swapped for mild hybrid gasoline engines
  • Lifetime guarantee now on genuine Volvo parts

2021 Volvo S90, XC60: design and function updates

As part of the facelift, both the sedan and the SUV received a few minor styling changes. The S90 gets a new front bumper and fog lights as well as sequential indicators. The XC60 also has an updated front apron with a new grille and bumper and plenty of chrome strips. New exterior colors and alloy wheel designs have also been added for both models.

In the interior, the new S90 made its worldwide debut with an “Advanced Air Cleaner” that filters the cabin air and displays the air quality on the infotainment screen. The system was previously only available for Volvos with Chinese specifications. There’s also a new wireless charger, improved Bowers and Wilkins audio system, and USB Type-C ports that replace the 12V charging socket for rear passengers.

The XC60 facelift is also getting a new, Android-powered infotainment system that allows apps like Google Maps and Spotify to be installed to provide a “smartphone-like” experience. A wireless charger has also been added.

2021 Volvo S90, XC60: Mild hybrid petrol will replace diesel

In India, the S90 is currently powered by Volvo’s 190 horsepower, 2.0 liter “D4” diesel engine, while the XC60 gets the more powerful 235 horsepower, 2.0 liter “D5” diesel mill. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on both models, and the SUV also has all-wheel functionality.

The facelifts, however, will see a change of heart, with a mild hybrid gasoline engine replacing diesel engines. The refreshed models are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine coupled with an integrated 48-V starter-generator motor. The engine tuning condition for each model has yet to be confirmed.

2021 Volvo S90, XC60: rivals in India

The outgoing S90 and the XC60 both cost Rs 60.90 lakh (ex showroom, India) and are offered in the top specification inscription equipment. In true Volvo fashion, expect the upgraded models to come in the fully loaded variants as well, though prices are likely to go up.

The updated S90 is going against the. compete Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and the Jaguar XF, which is also intended for a facelift. The XC60, on the other hand, finds competition in the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and the one ahead Audi Q5 facelift.

Volvo India now offers a lifetime parts warranty

Volvo India recently announced that genuine parts purchased and installed in authorized Volvo workshops from October 1st are covered by a lifetime warranty. This includes the cost of materials and labor to repair and replace the part in the event of a manufacturing defect. This scheme only applies to parts purchased after the standard warranty period and not to those replaced under the vehicle’s regular or extended warranty. In addition, the “lifetime guarantee” when buying or selling a used Volvo is not transferable to the new owner. The company has also clarified that its new system does not cover normal wear and tear on parts, consumables, batteries, accessories, and “software not related to hardware replacement”.

See also:

Why Volvo India will be all-electric before 2030

Volvo will be fully electric worldwide by 2030 and move all sales online

Volvo electric cars will be leather-free from 2025

Volvo India will have a gas-only and electric-only offering from 2022

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