Volvo’s S90 has officially hit the Australian market at prices that start from AUD 79,900 (Rs 40.22 lakh) for the T5 Momentum. The top of the line T6 Inscription with an all-wheel drive costs AUD 98,900 (Rs49.79 lakh).
This luxury saloon will now take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW’s 5 Series, and it also happens to undercut the recently launched E-Class range (in Australia) between AUD 10,000 and AUD 40,000 (Rs 5.03 to 20.13 lakh) depending on the variant.
While petrol power for the S90 T5 will come from a 250bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol, the T6 will use a 2.0-litre twincharged (turbocharged and supercharged) petrol engine that makes 315bhp. On the other hand, Volvo’s D4 is powered by the 188bhp 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel and the D5 features the same engine in an uprated state of tune to make 232bhp.
Sources claim that the S90 will begin its innings in Australia this month with the D5 and T6 Inscription variants, after which November will see the T5 and D4 Momentum versions hit the road.
Volvo India is also expected to launch the S90 before the end of this year, so stay tuned.