Volvo: a first look at the XC90!

On Tuesday the 26th of August, Volvo unveiled the second generation of its XC90. Finally! It’s true that the first generation dated back to 2002. The wait was worth it.

On the outside, this XC90 has been inspired by the aesthetic code of the last three studies of Volvo’s style. Concretely, we get a dominating radiator grill, nicely dimensioned wheel arches, and headlights whose luminosity reminds you of “Thor’s hammer”. For the rest, the XC90 stays true to the outline of the first generation.

The inside, for its part, has up to 7 seats and favours quality materials. Of this interior, we notice the crystal gearbox lever, the 1’400 Watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system and, of course, the giant central touch-screen which allows access to many functions, starting with GPS, air-con and internet.

To run the XC90, Volvo only offers 2-litre cylinder engines. In petrol, we have the choice between the T5 (254 hp/ 350 Nm), the T6 (320 hp / 420 Nm) and the T8 Twin Engine. The latter combines the engine of the T6 to an electric motor of 80 hp, that’s to say a total of 400 hp and 640 Nm. The D4 (190 h/ 400 Nm) and D5 (225 hp / 470 Nm) form the Diesel offer.

Concerning the security, we can count on the automatic braking system at intersections to avoid collisions with vehicles that are already moving, and a system that protects against leaving the road.

Do you think that this new XC90 can destabilize the trio of Audi Q7 – Mercedes ML – BMW X5?