Volvo XC90 gets closer

Published Date: 16th Aug 2014

The new Volvo XC90 is due for release in 2015, and we already have all the news ahead of the 2015 launch, including prices and specs


This second-generation Volvo XC90 will be a huge step in Volvo’s development under new Chinese owner Geely, and as you can see from the photos the design will be influenced by the recent coupe, XC coupe and estate concept models seen at the most recent motor shows around the world.

With the new Volvo XC90 likely to be revealed in full this year, and set to go on sale priced from £40,000 on the road. We are expecting to a glimpse for the first time at the Paris Motor Show 2014, but for now our exclusive images give us an insight at how the new Volvo XC90 will look.

The Swedish car-maker has already announced full engine details for the new seven-seat Volvo XC90, including an innovative petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain.

While producing 394bhp and 650Nm of torque, the range-topping ‘Twin Engine’ model has immense fuel economy and CO2 emissions of around 110mpg and 60g/km – that’s some way behind the 148mpg, 44g/km Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV but the Volvo has a massive 190bhp power advantage.

Powering the front wheels is a 2.0-litre petrol engine from Volvo’s new four-cylinder Drive-E engine family, but to give the feel of a much larger-capacity engine a supercharger boosts low-end response, while the turbo takes over as the revs build up. Spinning the rear axle for four-wheel drive is a 79bhp electric motor, fed by a battery pack that runs along the middle of the car.