Volvo’s first vehicle on the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA), the 2015 XC90 SUV, will premiere on the 27th of August, 2014. The Swedish luxury car maker, now owned by Chinese automaker Geely, has released teasers of the 201 XC90 SUV. Volvo has already released studio shots of the 2015 XC90’s interiors and the latest teasers are the first, in-the-flesh, uncamouflaged imagery of the upcoming SUV. The SUV’s SPA uses high strength Boron steel to reduce kerb weight. The SPA also is aimed at better weight distribution, which will deliver safer, sharper handling.
Dubbed to be the safest car in the world, the 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV raised the bar for passenger and pedestrian safety with a slew of new features, which happen to be world firsts. The 2015 XC90 SUV will be sold with petrol, diesel and hybrid engine options. Confirmed engines for the 2015 XC90 include the D4 (187 Bhp-400 Nm) and D5 (222 Bhp-476 Nm) turbo diesel units, and a 2 liter petrol-electric hybrid engine (400 Bhp-640 Nm) that is both turbocharged and supercharged. Two more turbo petrol engines, T5 with 254 Bhp and T6 with 320 Bhp will be offered on the 2015 XC90.
Volvo has revealed that the middle row of the 2015 XC90 will get a sliding function that is aimed at liberating more leg room for the passengers on the third row. 90 % of the parts used in the 2015 Volvo XC900 SUV are all-new items, making for a comprehensively revamped automobile. The official reveal will happen on the 27th of August, 2014, at Stockholm, Sweden. However, serial production of Volvo’s latest flagship SUV will begin early next year, at the Torslanda factory in Gothenburg.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 will replace the current-generation model, whose production has already been stopped. The 2015 XC90 will arrive into India next year, as a completely built unit, and will continue to sit at the top of Volvo’s luxury SUV line up. Expect the SPA based 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV to carry a price that is higher than the outgoing model due to the slew of advances in safety technologies. The 2015 Volvo XC90 is the second generation of the SUV, with the first generation having a 12 year production run.
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