Volvo Car India, a division of Ford India is gearing
up for its forthcoming car launches of the Volvo S80 (luxury
sedan) and the Volvo XC90 (sports utility vehicle).
will introduce these two models with three engine offerings;
2.5 litre (diesel), 3.2-litre (petrol) and 4.4-litre (petrol)
that will be available on both the models respectively;
they will be available with a semi-automatic gearbox.
vehicles are currently undergoing homologation process
at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)
that is likely to be completed by August-September. The
company would have launched the vehicles in 2006-end but
due to delay in meeting certain homologation requirements
from Volvo''s end the company is now scheduled to launch
it this year-end.
vehicles will be imported through the CBU (completely
built unit) route from Sweden though it does make sense
to use Ford India''s facility as and when the company decides
to assemble its cars in the country.
are also no plans for common platform strategy to be shared
between the two companies. The company has identified
Mumbai, Delhi and Chandigarh as primary cities where it
would have its first set of dealerships present in the
company would expand to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai,
Pune, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kolkata and Jaipur at the end