After twelve long years, Volvo is finally bringing the second generation of the popular SUV made by Swedish manufacturer. It is the stunning 2016 Volvo XC-90.
Design and changes
New 2016 Volvo XC-90 will be totally redesigned model, with changes in every segment. We will see many changes on exterior, interior and under the hood of new SUV. First of all, new XC-90 will be built on completely new platform – Scalable Product Architecture. New platform will be characterized by extensive usage of strength steel in order to increase safety. New platform will also effect on weight reduction and better general performances. Even it will suffer numerous changes, Volvo will keep its recognizable direction of design. New model will look more modern and aggressive, with major changes on front and rear end. The front end will have new, redesigned front grille and some new air vents. There will also be new, bit narrower headlights, powered with daytime running LED lights. On the rear of 2016 Volvo XC-90 we will be able to notice new, elongated taillights. New model will also have great new wheels that go up to 22 inches. Inside the cabin, new model will have even more space, so it guarantees maximal comfort for passengers. The interior will be totally new, much more luxurious and equipped with a high quality materials, such as leather, real wood and metal. New XC-90 will be also equipped with the latest high tech equipment and safety features.
2016 Volvo XC-90 powertrain
When it comes to the engine type of 2016 Volvo XC-90, customers will be able to choose between petrol, diesel and hybrid engine. The base engine will be 2.0 liter turbocharged and supercharged 4 cylinder engine. This engine is capable to produce 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. All wheel drive and eight speed automatic transmission will be standard, while the front wheel drive will be optional. The second option is 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Twin turbo diesel engine that generates 222 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque will be available for European market. The last choice will be Plug-In Hybrid engine, powered by a combination of electric motor and the powerful 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine. This engine is capable to produce 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque.
Release date and expected price
2016 Volvo XC-90 should appear on the market during 2015 as 2016 year model. The expected price for the base model will be around $50,000.