Volvo XC90 bags “Tech Car of the Year” Award at NDTV Gadget Guru Awards

XC90 wins its first award in India

Volvo XC90, the Swedish car company’s flagship model has bagged the coveted ‘Tech Car of the Year’ award at NDTV Gadget Guru Awards. The all-new Volvo XC90 is delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish.

Volvo XC90 is available in D5 Inscription and Momentum trims, 2.0L 4Cylinder, automatic8-Speed AWD with 225HP and a whopping 470Nm torque. Priced at Rs. 77.9 Lacs (Ex-showroom, Delhi without Octroi) for Inscription and at Rs. 64.9 Lacs (Ex-showroom, Delhi without Octroi) for Momentum.

Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India, said “We are extremely delighted to bag the ‘Tech Car of the Year’ award at NDTV Gadget Guru Awards. Delivering on Volvo’s promise of cutting edge technology, XC 90 is a testimony to our unrivalled technical expertise. We continuously aim at delivering solutions that make people’s lives easier and safer. By pushing technological boundaries, we have reduced the risk of being hurt in an accident when in a Volvo by 50% since 2000. And we’re going much further, with our goal that nobody should die or be seriously injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020. “

The XC90’s interior is the most luxurious to have been designed for a Volvo. One of the most striking feature is a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car ‘Sensus’ This system is virtually button free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services. It also helps create an interior that is modern, spacious and uncluttered.

 Volvo Car’s new engine family VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) comes with another world-first i-ART technology that helps to cut fuel consumption in the new diesel engines. i-ART technology makes it possible to continuously monitor and adapt fuel injection per combustion in each of the four cylinders. The self-adapting i-ART system makes sure that the ideal amount of fuel is injected during each combustion cycle. The new XC90 is equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain, which provide an outstanding combination of performance and fuel-efficiency. It is among the cleanest SUVs the world has ever seen. With 225hp and a whopping 470Nm of Torguemated with the 8-Speed gearbox provides effortless power on the tap.

The XC90 features one of the top audio systems available in the automotive world after Volvo Cars audio experts joined forces with their counterparts at the renowned British audio equipment company Bowers & Wilkins. The top-of-the-line system in the XC90 features a 1,400 Watt Class D amplifier and 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers. It also includes one of the first air-ventilated subwoofers in a car. Integrated into the car body, it turns the whole interior space into a giant subwoofer.

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