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Old 25th June 2016, 15:29   #61
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Following the delicensing of some radar frequency bands by the government,Volvo to enable radar-based safety systems on S90, XC90 in India.
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Volvo is in talks with the government to get the official clearance to use the frequency. Once it is acquired, existing XC90 owners can take their cars to Volvo service centres in the country for a software update to enable the safety systems.
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With a launch scheduled for September, the S90 sedan will be the first car to get radar-based safety in India. The XC90 for India, however, had some of the radar-based safety features disabled due to the radar frequency restrictions which were in place at the time of the car's launch.
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I test drove the XC90 earlier this week. No, I am not planning on purchasing one just getting a feel of it. The characteristics that struck me were - the very high standard of finish of the interiors. Way ahead of an E-class and comparable to an S class. Others may differ but I hold by my view. Just the day earlier I had spent time in an S-class (hired, not mine!) escorting a client around town to meetings hence my memory was fresh. The seats were an orange-brown like what you see in a Bentley and the woodwork had a classy matt finish to it. Engine has a nice roar. Ride comfort in 'Comfort' mode is better than my XC60. Thankfully they have done away with the million buttons control panel of the XC60 and replaced it with a large touch screen.
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The characteristics that struck me were - the very high standard of finish of the interiors. Way ahead of an E-class and comparable to an S class. Others may differ but I hold by my view
Your observations are spot on , their cabin is amongst the best and the audio system, one can listen for hours. I was close to buying one last month but for the lousy engine , not that it felt slow, just that it made a different sound - more like an electrical mixer than the sweet sound of 6 cylinder BMW. Besides suspension was more on the softer side.

They plan to launch the hybrid one soon which will have single seats in rear with refrigerator in between , that should definitely set new standards in this as well a segment above.
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They plan to launch the hybrid one soon which will have single seats in rear with refrigerator in between , that should definitely set new standards in this as well a segment above.
I hope Volvo come out with the new S.90 sedan in a hybrid version. If they do I'll be first in line to book it.
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Well, this is what happens when you hire a bunch of content aggregators who are clearly not SMEs! 57 KMPL-

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Saw this tastefully spec'd Volvo XC90 in Vasant Kunj few days back.
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I am lucky to have 2 brand new volvo XC90s at our office, that came in early 2016, shipped directly in a container from Gothenburg, Sweden, the home of Volvo.

Both are white (Diplomatic Number Plates), one with Black and the other with beige interiors. I'm at the Swedish Embassy.

And rightly said, they are great lookers.

I haven't taken the liberty to drive them, as we have official drivers. However, on maybe a long expressway trip some day, I'll take the wheel.

Thought, many times i like to sit up front and play with the centre touch screen panel, mood and ambient lighting, sound settings, etc. etc.

I found the engines a bit gruff in the beginning, but after covering around 10000 kms, they feel more smoother and quieter.

As soon as we sit even in the back seat, the driver reminds us to wear the seat belt, because of the automatic braking system that activates sometimes in the Delhi traffic.

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