Volvo S90 set for early ride in Indian market


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Volvo Car’s Indian arm, Volvo Auto India, expects to beat industry growth even as it adds more products. Setting the tone for introduction of new cars is the early 2010 launch of the Euro V-compliant, twin-turbo, diesel- powered S90 sedan.

“The Indian luxury car market, comprising cars priced above Rs 24-25 lakh, has grown at 11% this year while Volvo Auto India has grown at 16%,” Paud de Voijs, managing director of the premium car maker said. Volvo Auto India sold 900 cars last year and expects to beat the 10% increase it had earlier proejcted for this year.

Mr de Voijs added, “The first container-load of the new S80 sedans is on its way to India and should be here around the time of the Delhi Auto Show.”

While the new S80 diesel will be Euro V compliant, faster and more powerful, its pricing is expected to match that of the current model, at Rs 38 lakh ex showroom, Delhi. Mr de Voijs said the exact pricing will be declared closer to its launch early next year.

However, Volvo Auto India will not be participating in the Delhi Auto Show. Mr de Voijs said, “Volvo Cars has decided internally to not participate in the Auto Expo. We will be focusing our resources towards the new car launches planned for 2010 and are working towards expanding the product portfolio in India with the proposed launch of Volvo XC60 in the first half of 2010.”

The XC60 is the billed internationally as the “small premium utility” vehicle and falls in the cross over category. The other car from Volvo that is slated for launch in India is the S60 sedan. “The XC60 and the S60, a sedan, are good products for the Indian market,” Mr de Voijs said.

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Even the XC60 is on the cards.

Volvo Auto India will not be participating in the Delhi Auto Show. Mr de Voijs said, “Volvo Cars has decided internally to not participate in the Auto Expo. We will be focusing our resources towards the new car launches planned for 2010 and are working towards expanding the product portfolio in India with the proposed launch of Volvo XC60 in the first half of 2010
Why? Infact Auto Expo will give Volvo India the Much Needed Exposure.


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S90 & XC60 are good move & much required at this stage!

But lack of Service centres & showrooms make people think a lot!
 

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Volvo should set up their dealership and after sales network first. That should be their primary objective.
Launching cars is a good initiative. I'm not sure if Indians will take liking to this though!
 

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Is this car going to be launched? I mean its looking really dated. I think its older model of the car. Correct me if i m wrong.
 

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Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars which has rechristened its firm’s name to Volvo Auto India Private Limited will not be participating at the Delhi Auto Expo in January 2010 but has plans for India next year. The Swedish firm plans to launch the 2010-spec S80 luxury sedan in India priced at around 40-lakh rupees and is likely to hit Indian shores by January 2010. The company is also drawing up plans to unleash the XC60 compact SUV in the first half of 2010 and the S60 saloon which should boost sales of the brand in India.
Volvo Auto India sold 900 cars last year and is confident that it will beat the 10 per cent increase it had earlier projected for the current year.
Volvo is also keen on setting up an assembly unit in India, if its annual figures touch 2,000 units. After opening outlets in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai and Pune currently in India, the company is now looking to expand its base to Goa, Kolkata, Bangalore and Ahmedabad and Coimbatore.

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Non participation in the Autoexpo is not a great move, since the exhibition provides great interaction of the company products with the general public.
 
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