First images of the 2015 version of the Volvo XC90

The 2015 version of the Volvo XC90 will be the first Volvo inspired by the design of the widely acclaimed Concept XC Coupe. These are the very first photos of the XC90, shown during a winter drive test. Although this prototype is still heavily disguised, we can see that the rear design is less abrupt than on the Volvo XC60, which will enable it to accommodate a third row of seats.

We have already collected a few pieces of information about this 2015 XC90: this model will use the new SPA product architecture, which will be the basis for all future Volvos. This will enable even greater passenger safety, while also increasing the driver’s field of vision, in order to keep accidents to a minimum.

Volvo’s top priority continues to be safety, which it confirms with this 2015 XC90 by offering several dedicated options: steering assist, adaptive cruise control, steering correction if the car wanders to the edge of the road, and night-time pedestrian and cyclist detection. Volvo's ultimate goal is that by 2020, no Volvo models will be involved in any fatal accidents.

We should expect the XC90 to have a four-cylinder engine, with options of either 240 or 302 horsepower. Volvo will also probably offer variants with the existing five- and six-cylinder engines.

According to our sources, this XC90 should be released at the end of this year, with a probable launch at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.