and exclusive pics We got all you need to know about the new Volvo XC90, plus exclusive pictures Volvo's XC90goes on sale in Spring 2015 and is the Swedish firm's offering in the competitive premium seven seatSUV market.
But that sentence is far too simplistic to describe this Volvoas this is one of 2015's most important cars.Volvo is calling the XC90 the car that is helping them re launch the brand 85 years on okly from its birth. That's no small claim. The car debuts an outstanding compliment of technology and is, according to the company themselves, the safest car oakley off sale it has ever built.It shows off a brand new design language one that will be seen on Volvos for many years to come and is Volvo's best attempt yet at becoming a truly premium car maker that can take on the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz.When it arrives in the spring of 2015, UK buyers will have the choice of three trim levels. Gone are conservative trim names and in their places are 'Momentum', 'R Design' and 'Inscription' while under the bonnet you'll find four cylinder engines just like every model in the rest of the Volvo range in the near feature, there won't be any five, six or eight cylinder units.It's lighter, stronger and therefore safer than the platform employed by the current XC90 and also significantly increases passenger space in the second and third row of seats. Volvo claims the rearmost seats will comfortably accommodate adult passengers as tall as 5ft 6in.Volvo XC90 advanced new engine techThe innovative XC90 running gear brings with it a lineup of new and efficient petrol and diesel engines. All will be 2.0 litre four cylinder units and part of the new Drive E family.The 316bhp T6 petrol is both turbo and super charged, while the 222bhp D5 diesel is twin turbocharged, with both engines mated to an eight speed automatic transmission.A new 390bhp plug in hybrid powertrain will also be offered in the XC90, which combines the 2.0 litre petrol engine and an electric motor. Despite being the most powerful variant it's also the most efficient thanks to CO2 emission of only 60g/km. Its closest rival, the Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid, only manages 79g/km.Only all wheel drive XC90s will be available form launch in April 2015, with a front wheel drive 187bhp D4 diesel offering arriving September next year.World first safety technology in the new XC90Alongside the huge leaps forward Volvo has made with efficiency of the XC90, the SUV also boasts two world first safety technologies.A run off road protection package tightens seatbelts and activates energy absorbing technology in the seats when the car detects challenging terrain ahead.Another system is the auto braking feature, which cuts in if a driver pulls out in front of on coming traffic. It works especially well at intersections and junctions. Both safety systems bring Volvo closer to its vision of nobody being seriously injured or killed in any of its vehicles by oakley green glasses 2020.The brand is so confident in its latest product it claims the new XC90 is not only one of the safest cars ever made but also the world's first SUV built without compromise.Volvo XC90 now on saleOrder books for the new XC90 opened in December 2014 with the range starting at oakley sunglasses dealers 45,550. R Design cars start at 49,050 while top drawer Inscription starts at 49,950.
The plug in T8 Twin Engine versions cost around 14,000 more than the entry level D5 models in each trim level.In September, Volvo made 1,927 First Edition cars. Available worldwide and exclusively online, the cars had every option box ticked and sold out within 47 hours 53 were snapped up by UK buyers.
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