Volvo XC90 Release Date is CLOSE: Interior Pictures and More Details

Many are looking forward to the release of the Volvo XC90, and while the launch date hasn’t been set, we’ve got some interesting details to share.

Volvo fans from all over the world are looking forward to the release of the upgraded XC90, which is said to come with a bigger interior, new engines and hybrid technology. It seems that the all-new Volvo XC90 has entered the final stages of development, as there have been circulating spy pics already.

According to the latest hearsay, the XC90 should be revealed in August, just ahead of its Paris debut. The Volvo XC90 codenamed V526, revamps the hugely popular 12-years old model which was launched in 2002.

The new Volvo XC90 is said to have 4.9 meters (16 feet) in length, making slightly longer (just by 10 cm) than the older model. It will also be slightly lower and wider. We already have Interior space pictures, so have a look at some of the pictures below.

The control layout has been modified, as we see in the middle a 9.5 inch touch sensitive screen, along with seven conventional switches on the fascia, which include a combined volume and on/off switch for the entertainment system.

The XC90 is also said to be equipped with new levels of passive and active safety systems as part of Volvo’s ‘Vision 2020’ plan. Also, the new SUV is said to be the first car to be based on Volvo’s new Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA).

Dennis Nobelius, vice-president of ‘Vehicle Line 90’, Volvo’s large model programme, said the following

“We want to have the best possible proportions [in the front-wheel drive class]. We have pushed the front wheels forwards and the A-pillars backwards to get a long bonnet. We have also restricted the platform to accommodating four-cylinder engines, although there will be everything from a mild hybrid to a pure electric version.”

The XC90 will be powered by a range of Volvo’s own four-cylinder petrol and diesel VEA engines and will also come in hybrid form with an electric motor powering the rear wheels.

And for Apple fans, there’s good news, the car will support Apple’s CarPlay system, as we have previously reported.

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