A few days ago, Volvo finally took the wraps off the much anticipated Volvo XC90 showcasing the company’s future design direction, incorporating its own range of new technologies and utilizing its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) technology. In conjunction with the official launch, the Swedish automaker also released a limited First Edition of its all-new Volvo XC90.
The 1,927 individually numbered cars celebrate the year Volvo was founded in 1927 and, for the first time in history, this brand new SUV can only be purchased via their official website at www.volvocars.com.
The First Edition cars, which have uniquely numbered tread-plates and a distinctive badge on the tailgate, are powered by a petrol or diesel engine from a new 4-cylinder Drive-E powertrains. The supercharged and turbocharged T6 All Wheel Drive has an output of 320 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm, while the D5 twin turbo diesel engine has 225 hp and 470 Nm. Both engines are teamed with a 8-speed automatic transmission.
The electronically controlled air suspension has choice of 5 modes, including one where the driver is free to tailor the settings to his or her personal taste.
The all-new Volvo XC90 features attention to details in the cabin such as nappa leather seats in Amber, a Charcoal leather dashboard and Linear Walnut inlays. The power-operated front seats are equipped with ventilation while the outer seats in the second row have heating and the two third row seats are power-operated.
The tablet-like touch screen that looks like an iPad in the centre is one of the most striking features in the all-new XC90. It is the heart of the all-new in-car control system that is virtually button free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to operate their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services.
The Bowers & Wilkins audio systems features a 1,400 watts Class D amplifier, 19 speakers, one of the first air-ventilated subwoofers integrated in a car and the latest sound processing software, which brings the experience of a world-class live performance into the car, says the carmaker.
In terms of safety, the new SUV comes equipped with two new safety technologies which include a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability. City Safety, which becomes the umbrella name for all of the Volvo Cars’ auto brake functions, is also standard. It now covers vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in front of the car, day and night.
To showcase Volvo’s comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the XC90, check out the crash test video below. And just for fun in case you’re wondering how long the company has been ‘trashing’ their cars, watch the second video below featuring a 760 dropping from a height of 14m!
The on-line store opens for business on September 3rd (Wednesday) at 16.00 hrs CET. If you are keen to own one, you’d better act fast because the company predicts that the First Edition Volvo XC90 will be grabbed by consumers around the world in a jiffy.
“Those who want to be among the first ones to own the best SUV in the world have to act fast. The huge interest in the all-new XC90 indicates that the First Edition will sell-out quickly,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Car Group.
We’re not sure how much it costs but there’s only one way to find out…