New Volvo XC90 of 2015 Model Year Is A Fabulous SUV


The second generation of the Volvo XC90 crossover is presented on September 26, 2014 in Stockholm (Sweden), but so far for automobile journalists and a narrow range of technical experts. The official world premiere of the new seven-seater crossover Volvo XC90 of 2015 model year will be held in October 2014 at the Paris auto show.

The start of production of the new generation of the crossover Volvo XC90 is scheduled for January next year at the headquarters of Volvo Cars Torslanda.

Chinese Support

The new flagship of Volvo Car Group crossover XC90 second generation replaces the first generation Volvo XC90 debuted more than twelve years ago – in 2002 at the Detroit Motor Show showed the first crossover from Sweden.

The second generation of the seven-seater crossover Volvo XC90 of 2015 model year is built on a new scalable platform Scalable Product Architecture (abbreviated SPA), which in the future will form the basis of a number of new sedans (Volvo S90) and crossovers from Volvo. Representatives of Volvo declare that the SPA platform was fully developed by the company’s specialists for five and a half years.

Over the development of the new generation XC90, the Swedes worked for three years and spent most of the $ 11 billion allocated for the complete renewal of the model line by the main investor and part-owner of the Volvo Car Group holding Zhejiang Geely Holding, which also controls the Chinese automobile company Geely Group Co Ltd. So the new crossover, however like all Swedish avtovinovki, it will be appropriate to call Sino-Swedish!

God of War

A neat and stylish falshradiator grille decorated with the Volvo emblem and a diagonal beam, with the angle of the slope coinciding with the angle of the spear of the god Mars on the logo – all as on the lining of the radiator of the first model Volvo ÖV4, which was born in 1927 (the year the Swedish car manufacturer was founded).

The side parts of the crossover body are intrigued by sports notes: stylish rear-view mirrors on high legs, powerful splashes of wheel arch expanders, in the open spaces of which there are no visible labor low-profile tires 275/40 R21, clad in alloy wheels in 8-spoke spokes (maybe even install R22 wheels ), long hood and heavily littered with back-pillar roof like in a sports car, a large but devoid tezhelovesnosti feed.

The Best Interior in Class

The interior of the seven-seater crossover Volvo XC90 2015 model year, says that the new crossover is ready to compete with SUVs and crossovers premium. As materials for the interior trim is used High-quality leather (Scotland), natural wood (birch from the north of Sweden), metal decorative elements… and this is just one of many options for combining different grades of leather and wood. In the maximum configuration of TwinEngine, the gearbox control knob is made of crystal by Orrefors masters. In how!

Features and Safety Equipment

Now we will try to list all electronic systems and modern chips available for installation on a new crossover Volvo ХС90. Some of them are already available in the database, but a part, of course, as options.

A digital instrument panel with a graphical screen and a projection of data on the windshield, a multimedia system with a 9.5-inch color touch screen. With the help of a multimedia complex it is possible to control the functions of the car (music, four-zone climate control, navigation, the system of circular view, heating and ventilation of seats, even massage is present), and also connect the iPhone – Apple CarPlay system, go online – Android Auto (Wi -Fi). Audio system from Bowers & Wilkins with acoustics for 19 speakers (1400 W) and a subwoofer integrated into the body.

On guard of safety are the City Safety system, which sees day and night animals, pedestrians and cyclists in front of the car, the Queue Assist system is able to provide movement behind the car in the stop-and-go mode (it repeats the maneuvers), the run-off road protection ( detects the start of the departure from the road), auto brake at intersections – automatic braking system, which provides the vehicle to stop, if necessary, even when turning at an intersection, the system recognizes road signs, assistant parallel and perpendicular parking, more powerful when maneuvering in reverse when visibility is poor, the blind zone monitoring system and lane departure, from 9 airbags, seat belt pretensioners seven seats.

Aluminum Platform and Turbocharged Engines

Technical characteristics of the new generation Volvo XC90 with SPA platform – aluminum completely independent front suspension on double wishbones, rear multi-link design with a transverse spring made of composite material instead of traditional springs, steel subframes. The top versions of the XC90 will be equipped with pneumatic supports and adaptive shock absorbers with five operating modes.

Under the hood of the new Swedish-Chinese crossover Volvo XC90 turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engines Drive-E, working in tandem with the 8 automatic transmission.

Diesel versions:

• Volvo XC90 D4 (190 hp 295 ft lb) and Volvo XC90 D5 (225 hp 346 ft lb) diesel.

Gasoline versions:

• Volvo XC90 T5 (254 hp 258 ft lb) and Volvo XC90 T6 (320 hp 295 ft lb), the most powerful gasoline engine provides the crossover dynamics of acceleration to 60 MPH in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 142 MPH.

• The front-wheel drive is only available for the basic version of the Volvo XC90 D4 (full for a surcharge), all other versions are equipped with an all-wheel drive only, where the fifth-generation Haldex coupling is responsible for connecting the rear wheels.

• At the top, the hybrid version of the Volvo XC90 T8 TwinEngine with a 2.0-liter petrol engine (320 hp 295 ft lb) and Siemens electric motor (80 hp with 177 ft lb), it is easy to calculate that the total output of the power unit is 400 horsepower with 472 ft lb of torque. The battery LG Chem weighing about 440 lbs significantly increases the curb weight, but can provide 20.4 miles of run without starting the engine.
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