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Assembly unit in India a matter of when, not if: Volvo Cars

Assembly unit in India a matter of when, not if: Volvo Cars

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Cars will consider assembling its vehicles in India, where it is looking to garner 10 percent market share in the high-end segment by 2020.

Volvo Auto India hikes prices by up to Rs 2.5 lakh

Volvo Auto India will hike prices of its products across model range by up to Rs 2.5 lakh citing rise in input costs.

Volvo XC90 excellence T8 Plug-In hybrid launched at Rs 1.25 crore

Volvo XC90 excellence T8 Plug-In hybrid launched at Rs 1.25 crore

The mighty 

While we try and get our hands on one for a detailed test drive report, here's the low down on the powerplant. It is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol motor, that is turbocharged as well as supercharged. If that wasn't enough, the boffins at Volvo decided to pair it to an electric motor as well. The result is a delicious 407PS of power and 640Nm of torque. And, just like the standard diesel XC90, the hybrid too gets an 8-speed gearbox and all-wheel-drive. It gets three drive modes namely Pure, Hybrid and Power. The first mode makes the XC90 an EV, which lets it go up to speeds of 120kmph. Hybrid and Power modes use both the fuel and electric motors. Obviously, the Power mode utilises practically every single ounce of power available making the Swede sprint to 100kmph in just 5.6 seconds. 

Two charging stations are included in the price of the vehicle, which can be installed at the locations of choice. The station will charge the SUV up in just 2.5 hours. Volvo claims a range of 80 kilometres per day of emission-free driving.

The Rivals

The XC90, in its diesel avatar goes up against the likes of the Audi Q7, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and the BMW X5. But, none of its rivals feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain in India. In fact, Audi and BMW do not offer petrol motors for their SUVs, as opposed to Mercedes, that offers the GLE with a V6 petrol engine. 

Plug-in hybrids are still in a nascent stage, especially for our market. Volvo's move of getting the flagship XC90 is bold, sure, but not without reason. With stricter emission norms and arbitrary bans flying left, right and centre, it pays to have an alternative in the portfolio.

new product onslaught in the country last year. The big Swede hit the ground running, thanks to aggressive pricing, bucket load of nifty features, and also a Delhi-approved diesel engine.

Volvo India to float hybrid powertrains across entire range

Volvo India to float hybrid powertrains across entire range

With the objective of addressing growing concerns over India’s fight with pollution and its adverse impact on the automobile industry, the Indian arm of Swedish carmaker Volvo is planning to float plug-in hybrid powertrains across its range.

Volvo launches hybrid SUV XC90 T8 Excellence at Rs 1.25 crore

Volvo launches hybrid SUV XC90 T8 Excellence at Rs 1.25 crore

The model is based on the company's XC90 model.

Google, Uber, Ford, Lyft band together to fabricate self driving cars

Google, Uber, Ford, Lyft band together to fabricate self driving cars

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In order to speed up their driverless initiative, Alphabet's Google unit , Ford Motor Co, Volvo cars, Uber technologies and Lyft formed a coalition to build self-driving cars.

Volvo plans to test up to 100 self-driving cars in China experiment

Volvo plans to test up to 100 self-driving cars in China experiment

Volvo, wholly owned by China`s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, is currently scouting for a city that could provide the necessary permissions, regulations and infrastructure to allow the experiment to go ahead, the company said. 

Volvo says plans to test self-driving cars in China using local drivers

Volvo says plans to test self-driving cars in China using local drivers

Volvo aims to launch an experiment involving self-driving cars in China in which up to 100 such cars could be deployed, the Swedish automaker said on Thursday

HCL Technologies buys Volvo group's external IT business, inks IT pact

HCL Technologies buys Volvo group's external IT business, inks IT pact

Sources said cumulatively, the transaction will bring in revenue upwards of USD 1.8 billion over the next five years to the Indian firm.

Volvo's hi-tech safety features really does reduce road accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) the active driver aids that make up Volvo's City Safety system reduce the rate of rear-end crashes by 41%.

Volvo sets February date for V90 reveal

Volvo's new full-size estate car will be unveiled at a special event in Stockholm on February 18.

Volvo XC90 wins safest car award from Euro NCAP

Volvo XC90 wins safest car award from Euro NCAP

The crossover luxury SUV has become well known for its glut of safety mechanisms.

Volvo developing intelligent media streaming for cars

Volvo developing intelligent media streaming for cars

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Can Microsoft bring a new dimension to Volvo’s cars?

Can Microsoft bring a new dimension to Volvo’s cars?

Microsoft's untethered virtual and mixed reality headset and its potential to bring a literal new dimension to discovering, configuring and experiencing a new car.

Volvo to introduce an electric version of every model by 2019

Volvo to introduce an electric version of every model by 2019

Volvo, the Swedish car manufacturer has plans to launch electric version of its cars across all the models by 2019

Volvo eyeing 10% share in luxury car market in India

Eyeing 10 percent market share in luxury car segment in India by 2020, Swedish carmaker Volvo plans to introduce four new models in the country, a senior official said here on Friday.

Volvo plans to export buses made in India to Europe

"We plan to use India for exporting our buses manufactured in India to developed markets in Europe," Volvo Buses President Hakan Agnevall told reporters here.

Volvo S60 T6 petrol version launched at Rs 42 lakh

Volvo had introduced the S60 T6 in India in 2011. However, the petrol T6 was discontinued after a year due to poor sales.

Volvo rolls out luxury hatchback V40 priced upto Rs 27.7 lakh

The car will be available in two variants -- V40 Kinetic priced at Rs 24.75 lakh and V40 R-Design tagged at Rs 27.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)-- the company said in a statement.

Volvo exits Eicher Motors, sells 3.7% for Rs 1,695 crore

Swedish commercial vehicle major Volvo on Thursday exited Eicher Motors by selling its residual 3.7 percent stake in the Indian firm for about Rs 1,695 crore.