Technology unveils flagship in Stockholm

Stockholm ( Sweden ), 26 August 2014

With new design studies and details of interior and technology Volvo is preparing for many months before the ground for the new XC90. Pretty much ado for a model that has sold in Germany in 2013, just 1,741 pieces. Now the hype finally approaches the climax: The Swedish manufacturer introduced in Stockholm now the production model before. For other information, Volvo but still maintains covered ?? so this is probably not our last article on the subject.

New architecture and new look

The second generation of the seven-seat SUV is the first car based on the new " Scalable Product Architecture " ( SPA ). It gets a completely new chassis that is optionally available with air suspension. The new XC90 carries also the first Volvo 's revised brand Emblem: The upward pointing arrow nestles now at the same angle in the diagonal strut grille. Also the new face of future Volvo models, the T - shaped daytime running lights, the Volvo include something pathetic called " Thor's Hammer".

Top version with plug-in hybrid drive

Under the hood, two-liter four-cylinder engines from the Drive - E family. These include the T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and T6 with 320 hp. On the diesel side of the D4 with 190 hp and the D5 with 225 hp offered. In the top version T8 a plug-in hybrid drive is used, which combines a 2.0 - liter gasoline engine with turbo and supercharged and an electric motor. In standard mode, the 60 kW ( 82 hp) electric motor alone drives the rear axle, the front axle is rotated by the gasoline engine. The system capacity is around 400 hp, the fuel consumption to the EU standard is 2.7 liters per 100 kilometers, which is equivalent to 60 grams of CO2 per kilometer. However, the standard for plug-in hybrids is particularly questionable. This is evident from the fact that in purely electric operation no CO2 is emitted. Alone with power operated, creates the XC90 T8 according to Volvo about 40 kilometers.

Sliding seats in row two

The XC90 offers as it is now seven seats. The three individual seats of the second row can be moved along. The seats in the back rows can be folded to give a flat cargo space should arise. The boot capacity is not yet announced.

World firsts in the wizard

In terms of safety, two world firsts are reported: the " Run off Road Protection" and a cross brake assist. The wizard with the English name recognizes when the car veers off the road and automatically tightens the front seat belts to keep occupants safe in their seats. An energy-absorbing region between the seat and seat frame reduces the vertical forces resulting from a hard impact of the vehicle away from the roadway. As spinal injuries are prevented. As the world's first vehicle, the XC90 also has an automatic emergency braking system for intersection regions. It slows the SUV off automatically when the driver threatened to control when turning into oncoming traffic ?? a common accident scenario both in city traffic and on highways.

Traffic jam assistant and crystal lever

In addition, the XC90 has an emergency braking, the day and night pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles registered and timely response in case of imminent collisions. Already from models of competition such as the BMW 5 Series known, however, is the Traffic Jam Assistant: The XC90 follows in stop-and - go traffic automatically to the vehicle ahead. A traffic sign recognition is even series. The interior has already been presented in detail. It centers on a touch screen in the center console, which acts as a vertically arranged Tablet. Equally striking are the gear selector lever from crystal glass and a knob to start the engine. For the ears Volvo offers an audio system from Bowers & Wilkins with 1,400 watts and 19 speakers.

Elegant and robust

For the exterior design, you can choose from two design directions. The Urban Luxury Package includes details in polished stainless steel, such as the outline of the grille, Mud flaps, front and rear, and side skirts. Exclusive 21 - inch alloy wheels complete the look. Even an inch larger the rim the Rugged Luxury kit. It underlines the robustness of the XC90 with dark, matte elements. Here are stainless steel strainer, illuminated running boards and integrated exhaust tailpipes on the scope of equipment. As of September 3, 2014 You can order the XC90 D5 AWD First Edition for 90,200 euros. The other models can be ordered from the beginning of 2015 only, and their prices were not yet notified . ( sl )