According to a report by AutoCarIndia, Volvo has some surprises in store for us. The company is likely to enable the radar safety features. The high-tech safety kit is currently available only with the XC90 T8. The top trim SUV costs a whopping Rs. 1.28 crore (pre-GST) in Delhi.
Volvo Cars To Get Radar Safety
Here’s a list of new features that the two cars will gain:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keep assist
- Blind-spot detection with cross traffic alert
- Rear collision warning
- Park pilot assist
- Collision warning with full automatic braking
- Pedestrian, cyclist and animal detection
The car can also drive itself in slow-moving stop-and-go traffic. The automatic transmission relieved two of your limbs in traffic. The new radar safety feature relieves the other two as well.
S90 Sedan Will Drive Itself On Well-Marked Highways
The latest crop of Volvo cars come with the second generation safety kit. So far we have only tasted the S90 and the XC90 in India. Unfortunately, the sedan and the more affordable variants (D5) don’t come with the feature. All Volvo cars are direct imports for the Indian market. Which means, Volvo disables the safety features to maintain exclusivity for the T8 Inscription variant of its flagship SUV.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has its stretched wheelbase to set itself apart. The new BMW 5 Series borrows the 7 Series styling and technology and wears an attractive price tag. The Volvo S90 has a reasonable price tag but no USP. The radar safety kit could have made headlines and brought the technology to the ‘masses’ — to an extent.
Volvo S90 Gains Its USP A Little Too Late
The addition of new features will surely make Volvos more desirable. People have already formed an opinion and it’s very difficult to earn that mindshare.
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