Swedish automaker Volvo's Indian
division, Volvo Auto India has launched the XC90 T8 Excellence, a Plug-in Hybrid
SUV, for Rs. 1.25 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The XC90 T8 Excellence is the
first plug-in hybrid SUV in the country which produces low emissions of just
49g/km. The XC90 T8 Excellence is also the first vehicle in the country to
bring in radar based safety features.
The XC90 T8 Excellence is powered by
a supercharged and turbocharged, 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, petrol engine and an
87hp, electric motor. The vehicle has a centrally mounted battery which powers
the electric motor and the XC90 T8 Excellence has a total power output of 407hp
and a combined torque of 640Nm. The SUV comes with three different driving
modes -- pure, power and hybrid. The XC90 T8 Excellence can run a total of
40kms on just the electric charge from the batteries.
In terms of luxury this is one of the
most premium offerings of Volvo in India. The SUV features 20 speakers from
Bowers & Wilkins, handmade crystal glasses which are crafted in Sweden by
Orrefors, heated three spoke leather steering wheel, iPad holders, illuminated
crystal cup holders with a heating and cooling function, footrest for rear
seats, 6-way electrically adjustable seats, 4-zone climate control with a
CleanZone climate system, heated and ventilated seats, 4.3 inch touch screen
for rear passengers and heads up display.
On the safety front the XC90 T8
Excellence gets adaptive cruise control, a blind spot information system with
cross traffic alert, collision warning and mitigation support, drive mode
settings, lane departure warning, lane keeping aid, park assist pilot and road
sign information. Volvo will begin deliveries of the XC90 T8 Excellence by the
end of 2016. The SUV will come to India in CBU form and so far 50 bookings have
been made throughout the country.
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