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2015 Volvo XC90 unveiled in Sweden

Published on August 27, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

2015 Volvo XC90 unveiled in Sweden

The all new 2015 Volvo XC90 has been unveiled in Sweden, the first Volvo that was entirely developed under Geely ownership. The new SUV is of vital importance for Volvo, developed to steal away sales from the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Audi Q7, and Lexus RX. The Volvo XC90 will debut in China on the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.

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Engines:

T5: 2.0 turbo: 257nm and 350nm.

T6: 2.0 turbo + supercharger: 325hp and 400nm.

T8: Drive-E hybrid. 2.0 turbo + supercharger and a 80hp electric motor. Total: 405hp and 640nm.

D4 diesel: 2.0 turbo: 193hp and 400nm.

D5 diesel: 2.0 twin-turbo: 228hp and 470nm.

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The interior features a 1.400 Watt Class D amplifier and 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers and an all-new in-car control system based around a giant touch screen in the center console.

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The new XC90 is dressed up with the latest safety tech:, including two world first safety technologies: a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability.

In a run-off road scenario, the all-new Volvo XC90 detects what is happening and the front safety belts are tightened to keep the occupants in position. To help prevent spine injuries, energy-absorbing functionality between the seat and seat frame cushions the vertical forces that can arise when the car encounters a hard landing in the terrain.

The XC90 is the first car in the world with technology that features automatic braking if the driver starts to turn in front of an oncoming car that is going quicker than expected. This is a common scenario at busy city crossings as well as on highways, where the speed limits are higher.

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Crystal gear lever for Scandinavian cool. The new Volvo XC90 will be manufactured in Sweden. Production of the old Volvo XC90 will continue in China.

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Impressive grille and impressive mirrors. Grill will not fail to make Bling-loving Chinese car buyers very happy.

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The XC90 has three rows of seats. This particular black car appears to be fitted with the ‘Rugged Luxury kit’, which includes a tech matte black exterior trim, stainless steel skid plates, running boards with illumination and integrated exhaust pipes, and 22-inch wheels with matte gray 7-spoke alloys.

Size: 4950/2008/1775mm,wheelbase is 2984mm.

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The new Volvo XC90 will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of 2015. Price will start at a hefty 818.000 yuan or 133.000 USD. That seems a lot of money as the outgoing XC90 tops at 700.000, but Chinese car buyers will without a doubt pay whatever Volvo asks.

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Red-haired Swedish Viking woman with black monster SUV.

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  1. John- August 27, 2014 Reply

    I guess you mean Audi Q7 instead of A7 😉

    1. Tycho de Feijter- August 27, 2014 Reply

      Checked & Changed, thanks!

  2. Knut N.- August 29, 2014 Reply

    Swedish Viking woman?? The only Viking were Norwegian. Besides most of Sweden were in those days split between Norway and Denmark, and several small Swedish “kings”. For your information. :)))

    I’m Norwegian – don’t pull my leg. History books are wrong. 🙂

    And besides; now the most Swedish of all time; Volvo – is Chinese. Great. No, Geely I mean.

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