Volvo, the Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer we often associate in India with luxury buses, has officially revealed the images of the interiors of the next generation, 2015 XC90 flagship SUV. The SUV is due for a showcase at the Paris Motor Show later this year.
Talking about the interiors of the luxury SUV, Peter Mertens, senior VP, Research and Development, Volvo Cars has stated, “Our new interior architecture is pure and uncluttered, while still radiating the sophisticated confidence and formality that luxury SUV customers expect.”
Not surprisingly, the interiors of the 2015 Volvo XC90 have been revamped heavily over those of the previous generation. The new interiors follow a clean and clutter free design philosophy which integrate safety and comfort neatly into the SUV. The center console of the XC90 will come with a tablet-like touchscreen unit as the choice of an infotainment system and you won’t find a single button on the dashboard.
Volvo has stated that the interiors have been designed in such a manner which allow you to keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as much as possible. You get thumb controls on the steering wheel for controlling the infotainment system.
The gear lever has been manufactured from crystal glass by renowned Swedish glass maker Orrefors while Nappa leather and a generous amount of dark flame birch wood (one of the finest woods) adorn the center console of the car. The engine start/stop and volume buttons will be diamond-cut units and they ooze premium-ness.
The XC90 will get a 7-seat configuration and the seats have been designed in a manner that they resemble a human spinal cord (Have you ever heard something like this?). The third row of seats too, will be quite spacious as per the images. The 2015 XC90 is nothing like its previous generation and the interiors are testament to that.
The SUV will be going up against the recently launched 2014 BMW X5 and Mercedes GL 350 CDI and the leader of the segment, the Audi Q7, which hasn’t been updated for a while now. Expect the car to be pegged around the Rs 70-80 lakh price tag when it comes to India because it will be coming here via the CBU route.