Volvo Car has announced an accelerated schedule for our Nepalese market. Volvo has revealed its plans for the next couple of years and confirming the launch of three models by 2022 in the Nepalese market. The Swedish brand has also announced its global plans to go fully electric by 2030. Around 3 upcoming Volvo cars like S90 2021, XC40 Recharge, V60 Cross Country is expected to be launched by 2021. Among these 3 upcoming cars, there are 2 Sedans, 2 SUVs and 2 Wagons. Volvo has also planned to double its sales volumes in Nepal with more electric and petrol cars.
Volvo is all set to launch their first all-electric SUV - the XC40 Recharge in October this year. According to the company, bookings for the XC40 Recharge will commence from June 2021 which was globally unveiled in 2019. Following the XC40 Recharge, Volvo will bring the S90 2021 to Nepal in November 2021. S90 2021 was unveiled very recently which is an SUV-coupe version of the all-electric SUV. As for other launches lined up from Volvo this year, the carmaker has confirmed V60 Cross Country which was also unveiled last year.
For now, Volvo has three diesel offerings in its portfolio including the S90 sedan, the XC60 mid-size SUV and the XC90 full-size SUV. Volvo has now confirmed that the XC60 and the S90 will both get petrol powertrains this year for the Nepalese market. All of them 3 new cars which are set to be launched in Nepal later this year are also likely to get cosmetic changes inside and out similar to their facelifted model which were revealed last year. All the petrol models will be launched with a 2.0L turbo-petrol engine, although the exact state of tune is yet to be revealed.
Once launched in Nepal, the carmaker has confirmed that they will shift all sales online internationally, though dealerships will continue to be involved heavily in the process across certain markets in Nepal. In Nepal, the Swedish company expects electric vehicles to account for 80% of its revenue. Every year, the company promises, a new electric vehicle will be launched. Talking about the price, all of the new models will cost highly in the Nepalese market due to our government high taxes.