The all-new Volvo XC90 is surely one of the most anticipated cars we have been waiting for. After three concept cars, spy shots and plenty of teasers the all-new second-generation XC90 has been revealed.
Riding on the Scalable Product Architecture modular platform and powered by cutting-edge new engine family, the new XC90 looks visually more grown up with an all-new styling, featuring company’s new more prominent iron mark, which has the iconic arrow elegantly aligned with the diagonal slash across the grille. The front is also distinguished with T-shaped “Thor’s Hammer” DRL lights, new larger bonnet, while other design highlights include the beltline and the sharpened shoulders connecting with the distinctive new rear lights and wheel sizes up to 22 inches.
From launch the new XC90 will be offered with a range of two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrains.
The range starts with a D4 turbocharged diesel producing 190bhp and 400Nm of torque, returning 56mpg. The D5 engine packs 225bhp and 470Nm, returning 47mpg.
The top of the range XC90 will use the two-litre, four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine with an 80bhp electric motor, delivering around 400 horsepower with CO2 emissions of around 60 g/km.
The same engine will be also offered without the hybrid tech packing 316bhp.
The interior is very well done with a very clean look, showing a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system. There are plenty of soft leather and wood with handcrafted details, including a gear lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the famous Swedish glassmaker, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.
The new XC90 is a genuine seven seater, with the third row offering class-leading comfort for two passengers up to 170 cm tall.
Some of the most notable new technologies in the new XC90 include two world first safety technologies: a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability.
Prices for the new XC90 start from £45,000 for the D5 AWD Momentum with order books opening in October with first deliveries expected to start in May 2015.