It appears that Volvo is on an expansion spree this year. The Swedish carmaker has just opened its fourth new dealership this year; it’s in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and is called Speed Volvo. While doing so, the company also announced the regional launch of the V90 Cross Country crossover-estate. Based on Faizabad Road, the dealership — 20th Volvo dealership in the country — has a 6000 square-feet showroom and an 8000 square-feet workshop.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country had its national launch last year, in Delhi — at another new Volvo dealership, Scandia Motorcars, New Delhi (Mathura Road). The crossover-estate is based on the SPA platform (which underpins the XC90, S90, and the upcoming XC60), comes with a raised ground clearance (210 mm), a powerful diesel engine(2-litre in line four diesel; 231 bhp and 48.97 kgm) , an ability to go where regular SUVs might think twice before venturing, and even specially made tyres.
It’s also got a 19-inch Bowers & Wilkins speaker system (connected to Volvo’s best-in-class Sensus infotainment system), an HUD, radar-based safety features, leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, etc. There are seven colour choices, and it’s priced at Rs 60 lakh, ex-showroom.
With the vehicle, Volvo’s current range includes ten products in total: V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, S60 Cross Country, S60 Polestar, XC60 (outgoing), XC90, XC90 Excellence, S90, and of course the V90 Cross Country.