Swedish car maker Volvo will unveil its all-new XC90 at the Paris Motor Show in October this year. The first car to be designed on the company's flexible SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, XC 90 will also serve as a launch podium for Volvo's new design language. With the introduction of new XC 90, Volvo is all set to adapt a new signature front fascia featuring hammer-shaped LEDs and protruding floating grille. Towards the rear, one can witness a strong shoulder line that will culminate in the tail-lights. The treatment of the tail-lights will, however, be quite different from current Volvos, as a thin band of LEDs will run from the top of the rear windshield and merge with a bolder ‘C’ at the base.
Inside, a new modern dashboard will be there, dominated by a large touchscreen panel, replacing the current various button interface. The Apple-developed system will control all connectivity, navigation and entertainment options. The diamond cut glass switches and crystal gear lever lower down on the dashboard are other elements confirmed to make it to the production model from the concept.
The new XC90 is powered by company's new Drive-E engine family consisting of a 2-litre petrol and 2-litre diesel engines, with each available in four states of tune. The motors use turbocharging along with supercharging on high output versions and have been designed for use with an electric motor to further aid power. For the record, power outputs range from 140bhp to 306bhp for the petrol engine and 120 bhp to 240 bhp for the diesel unit.
To be launched in 2015 globally, the XC90 will arrive in India via the CBU route and will compete with the likes of BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.