The new Volvo XC90 2015 model year became a highly anticipated car. It is the Volvo XC90 2015 should be the standard, whose templates will be created by the rest of the lineup. The use of new approaches to the creation of a car, a modernized corporate style, premium finishing materials, all this in the opinion of the manufacturer should restore the former popularity of the brand.
The most interesting thing is that there have been, no, major changes in the design of the Volvo HC90 for more than 10 years. During this period, the Swedish manufacturer Volvo has experienced a rather difficult period of falling sales and a change of owners. Today the brand of Volvo is owned by the Chinese concern Geely, in whose leadership they decided to take up the revival of the Swedish automaker.
At the heart of the new generation of the Volvo XC90, 2015 model year is the modular scalable SPA platform, which will serve to create other models of the company. The creation of this platform took several years and 11 billion dollars. As power units, the crossover will receive a new family of engines of the Drive-E series. These are powerful and economical modern engines. By the way, ХС90 will receive a hybrid version, which will become the most powerful model of the concern, with moderate fuel consumption.
The design of the Volvo XC90 was made more aggressive. The serial car is very similar to the Volvo concept, which recently very often flashed on car showrooms in different parts of the world. The first thing that catches the eye of the novelty is the front optics of an interesting shape with a LED element forming the letter “T” lying horizontally. The company’s designers named this “hammer” element, which will be present in all subsequent Volvo models. This element will become a visiting card, part of the company’s new corporate style. Further, we look photos of Volvo XC90 2015.
The salon of the new Swedish crossover will please with good functionality, multimedia system and impeccable adjustment of all elements. By the way, the current generation XC90 will have a 7-seat interior. In the luggage compartment, there are 2 small seats. It should be noted that as such a solid sofa is not, but there are two chairs with a certain gap between them, which serves as an armrest if necessary. If desired, two rear rows of seats can be folded and a smooth loading platform will be obtained. We look at the photo of the Volvo XS90 saloon next.
Technical characteristics of the Volvo ХС90 2015
The technical specifications of the new XC90 for the European market were announced at the Paris Motor Show. The car was stuffed with all kinds of electronic assistance systems in a difficult traffic situation, equipped with emergency braking functions, a mass of radars and sensors.
As a basic power unit, the crossover will receive a two-liter diesel engine of the Drive-E family with 190 horsepower at 400 Nm of torque. Another diesel of the same volume produces 225 hp. At 470 Nm of torque. There will also be a gasoline engine with a capacity of 320 hp
But the most powerful modification of the Volvo ХС90 2015 will be a hybrid with a Twin Engine installation. The hybrid version will have a gasoline engine and electric motors with a total output of 376 hp. At 640 Nm of torque. According to the manufacturer, the fuel consumption of the hybrid Volvo XC90 will be only 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 km of run.
In Russia, initially there will be an XC90 with a petrol engine T6 320 horsepower (400 Nm) and a diesel engine D5 (225 hp, 470 Nm). Later, everyone in our market will be a hybrid modification. As for the transmission, the car will have a four-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
As for the overall dimensions of the new crossover, it should be noted that the length of the Volvo ХС90 2015 will be 4,950 mm, width 2,008 mm, height 1,775 mm. The wheelbase has increased significantly and now is 2 984 mm, which is more than the previous generation by 127 mm.
The ground clearance of the new Volvo XC90 is 235mm. However, if the car is equipped with a special air suspension, then the ground clearance will vary depending on the conditions. So in the parking mode, the clearance will be 187 mm, and in Offroad mode at a speed of less than 30 km / h the clearance will increase to a maximum of 267 mm.
Price The Volvo XS90 2015
The price of the Volvo ХС90 2015 has already been announced and in Russia will be 2 830 000 rubles for the base version with diesel engine D5 (225 hp) and all-wheel drive. A more powerful gasoline T6 (320 hp) under the hood will cost 3,280,000 rubles. Hybrid Volvo will be the most expensive. Powerful T8 with a turbocharger and a compressor, plus electric motors in the running XC90 will lead to an increase in the cost of an SUV to 3,999,000 rubles. How much is this price adequate and if there are many who wish to pay 4 million, what would save a few liters of gasoline? Soon we will find out.
Video of the Volvo ХС90 2015
The hosts of the “Big Test Drive” program came to one of the European showrooms to make this video for the Russian admirers of the brand. The result was a very detailed video review of the Volvo HC90 2015 .
As for the market prospects of the car, in Russia the car can become very popular in its narrow segment of the premium class. As you know, as a result of the last crisis, sales of budget cars are falling, but luxury brands continue to grow no matter what.