Volvo has released official photos and technical details of the new 2015 Volvo XC90 which will replace the current version of this model after 12 years. In front of us is the car from which the company expects a lot and that in the coming years should fulfill these expectations.
The Volvo XC90 is the first model that was designed under the baton of a new head of design, Tomas Ingenlata. Finally, the car is set on an entirely new platform and is powered by a new family four-cylinder 2.0 engine. So there’s a lot of new about this model, but at first glance it is clear that this is a typical car brand Volvo.
The design concept is perhaps new, many stylish details are taken from concept XC coupe, but the 2015 Volvo XC90 is still retained a conservative look, which in no way constitutes a flaw if one takes into account the target group of buyers of the car. However, it seems that the Volvo’s lacked the courage to production model to a greater extent approached shiny concept. The most striking element in the front part, detail by which this Volvo will be recognizable when you see it on the street, is the so-called “Thor’s Hammer” – LED daytime running lights at a T-shaped integrated into the headlights. The grille is larger than the current XC90 and also originates from the above concept. The shape of the front cover is very important because it usually gives character whole car.
In the case of the new XC90 is a feeling that would be better suited concave version masks what had XC coupe concept, but that this is slightly convex and which follows the curvature of the front bumper. Fog lights are set quite low, at the bottom of the bumper and are more exposed and therefore more susceptible to mechanical damage. One is aesthetically more customized use in an urban environment and asphalt roads, while the other, with prominent black protective plastic coverings along the lower parts of the body and bumpers intended to ride on any terrain. On the back side of vehicle stand out characteristic stop lights which extend along the cloud roof rack. While this form of light cloud group previously used on the XC90, the new model is more accentuated their broken line.
A special stamp last part of the car gives two trapezoidal exhaust pipes. On the interior, the car we met back in May when Volvo released the first photos of the cabin. Interior exudes luxury and minimalism when it comes to controls. Almost all functions will be managed centrally mounted over a large screen multimedia devices with integrated Apple CarPlay system that supports voice commands. There are, among others, a premium Bowers & Wilkins audio device power 1,400 watts with 19 speakers. Luxury is evident in every detail, and it is evident that the material was not spared.
The new 2015 Volvo XC90 has three rows of seats, and Volvo points out that the third row so constructed that it can comfortably fit inside two adult passengers to a height of 170 cm. The car is equipped with the most modern security systems and technologies, such as the automatic braking to avoid a collision with another vehicle, a system that detects when a car came too close to the verge of the road or sidewalk, a system for identifying and warning of the emergence of pedestrians ahead of the vehicle, the function which keeps the vehicle within the lines lanes which moves the system to identify the characters and many others.
To drive are selected exclusively new 2.0-liter supercharged four-Drive-E turbocharged engines that Volvo claims that incorporates strength, economy, and they are less harmful to the environment. When it comes to petrol models, the T5 produces 257 hp (189 kW) and 350 Nm, while the more powerful T6 develops 325 hp (239 kW) and 400 Nm. Turbo-diesel D4 is capable of delivering 193 hp (142 kW) and 400 Nm of maximum also torque and stronger D5 has 228 hp (168 kW) and 470 Nm. The average consumption according to factory data D4 is 5 l / 100 km, and the D5 6 l / 100 km. The offer will be T8 plug-in hybrid that will except 2.0-liter turbo-petrol four-cylinders have electric motor of 82 hp (60 kW). The petrol engine will drive the front and electric rear wheel, while the total combined power of 405 hp as high (298 kW) and maximum torque of 640 Nm. If the drive uses only electricity, the car will be able to cross 40 km.
2015 Volvo XC90 Price and Release Date
Production of the second generation 2015 Volvo XC90 will start in early 2015, and the first cars will be delivered to new owners in May. Volvo has already offered a limited, First Edition, series of 1927 numbered copies at a cost of $ 110,000, which will symbolically represent the year the company was founded. However it is expected that the regular price will be around $ 75,000.