Volvo announces full luxury spec of XC90

Volvo has released full details on its all-new flagship XC90 SUV which is heading to the UK in 2015.

Completely re-designed from the ground up, the new XC90 is likely to be a massive contender within the 4×4 chauffeur market as Volvo announces massive changes to the engine line-up and interior luxury which could put other 4×4’s to shame.

The most luxurious Volvo ever to be made by the company will house a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system. This system is virtually button free, a simplicity that opens up generous surfaces and gives us the opportunity to create a modern, luxurious interior architecture.

The all-new XC90 interior also combines materials such as finest Nappa leather and wood with handcrafted details, including a gear lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the famous Swedish glassmaker, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.

Under all this luxury, There is a completely new chassis, front and rear. There are a double wishbone front suspension and a new integral link rear axle that also features a new transverse leaf spring, made of lightweight material. The XC90 can also be equipped with electronically controlled air suspension with a choice of five modes.

The Volvo XC90 range also includes the D5 twin turbo diesel engine with 225 hp, best in class fuel consumption of around 40mpg and the D4 turbo diesel engine with 190 hp and a fuel consumption of around 47mpg. All engine versions will come with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

The top of the range XC90 Twin Engine, which combines a supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor, offers an unrivalled combination of power and clean operation: around 400 horsepower with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 64 g/km (NEDC driving cycle).

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