Locally built Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid launch in H2-2019


According to a media report, Volvo is planning to launch a locally assembled version of the XC90 plug-in hybrid in the second half of 2019. The car will be brought into the country through the completely knocked down (CKD) route and assembled at Volvo's Bangalore factory.

The company reportedly discussed its plans to bring battery-operated vehicles to India in January 2019 when the government reduced the import duty on parts and components of electric vehicles from 15% to 10%.

Currently, the XC90 plug-in hybrid is imported as a completely built unit (CBU). It is available in 2 variants - Inscription and Excellence. The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre, turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder petrol engine coupled with an electric motor. The combined output of the hybrid powertrain is 401 BHP and 640 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Source: Economic Times

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