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Time changes and how quickly! Wouldn’t we all agree? When it comes to motor world in particular, the trends and the offerings evolve so quickly, sometimes over night that one has to try so hard to catch up with things and move along. So, one day you wake up and see the trend is around a specific feature and the next day, you wake up you realize what you were obsessing over is long gone and what is here to stay is some other new trend. So, those who have been following the motor world for long would know that over the years, Volvo has definitely evolved. It is one brand that has definitely surprised everyone with the way it has treaded the path to change! Why else would we be so surprised when we look ten years back and find Volvo launching XC90 and still stick with the same beauty today, except drastically changed and for good! The upcoming Volvo XC90 has come a long way, hasn’t it? You would agree if you have seen its journey that started off a decade ago. Today, it has come a long way off and we are not surprised that it is absolutely mind blowing the way it is today!
The upcoming Volvo XC90 is a world apart from the one that was launched in 2002 and it is primarily something that is affected by a lot of factors. The world was a different place ten years ago. It has fast evolved in the past decade in terms of demands, technology and offerings! What was considered an innovative addition, today can be called a basic requirement or a feature. Which is why, even the older version of XC90 was very popular because it was befitting what the people wanted back then. However, if one were to take in to consideration how come the company has managed to maintain its product’s popularity, it is almost a miracle because it still has one engine variant, a 3.2 liter l-6 that is accompanied by six speed automatic. It is something that surprises a lot of people and impresses them at the same time!
No one knows what works wonders really! The price too was around $40,000 for the previous version but the upcoming Volvo XC90 one is going to be far from it! And it won’t appear to be unreasonable is all we can say. It won’t be a price that would make you wonder why on earth it is so high! In fact, if anything it will make you feel pretty good about it. Come to think of it, there is a reason why the upcoming Volvo XC90 has stirred the market with its announcement. If a vehicle that has already sold more than 55,000 units without any major additions except some serious facelift, then there has got to be something to it! Well, all we can say is let’s wait for the Volvo XC 90 to hit the road and find out!
Twelve years, a new owner (China-based Geely automotive), and just one major face-lift later, the Volvo XC90 is still here, having sold more than 550,000 units worldwide. There’s just one engine option now, a 3.2-liter I-6 that makes all of 240 hp and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The base price sits at a shade over $40,000 including destination. But all that’s about to change for the 2016 model year.
Volvo’s XC90 made its first ever appearance in the year 2003 and it hasn’t undergone any major changes since then. Yet. For the year 2015, the Volvo XC90 will go under the knife for good as the automakers plan to redesign it in all ways possible. Today, when each and every model usually gets an update in about five years or so, the Volvo XC90 remain unchanged for about ten years and it was high time that the brand thought about buffing it up for the new age SUV lovers. The major reasons to stick to the good old design of the Volvo XC90 were safety and minimalistic design, which is signature for the brand. However, due to a rapid advancement in design and performance of its competitors, the redesign became crucial to the 2015 Volvo XC90.
There has been no official unveiling of the exact redesigned skin for the 2015 Volvo XC90. But there have been guesses and anticipation. Many are considering the XC Coupe Concept as a foretaste for the design of the XC90 SUV. After all, there’s only a little difference. A coupe has two doors while an SUV has four along with more seats. Imagining the 2015 Volvo XC90 is easy. An erect grille, extended hood and a broadened rear with newly designed taillamps is what that should be seriously included into the design of the 2015 Volvo XC90 to make it look more defined and aggressive. As a matter of fact, along with a completely redesigned front fascia and rear, the 2015 Volvo XC90 will be underpinned by a new platform which is anticipated to reduce the weight of the SUV dramatically.
The all new 2015 Volvo XC90 will be powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine mated with an eight speed automatic transmission. While there are not much precise details about the trim levels and other powertrains, there is news that the upper trims could feature more powerful engines making up to 300 ponies. Another big news associated with the release of the 2015 Volvo XC90 is that there is a great possibility of Volvo knocking down the Mitsubishi’s soon to release Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, by launching the XC90 PHEV in the summer of 2015. This PHEV model is likely to feature the similar 2.0 liter turbocharged, direct injected engine along with two electric motors to offer both front-wheel and all wheel drives. This, again, is expected to produce about 300 horses of power.
The safety features get enhanced for the model year 2015 as the Volvo XC90 could possible feature night-time pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, steering assist and correction and collision protection along with the already present amazing safety features.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 is most likely to set the roads on fire in the wake of the year 2015. The starting price is estimated to be about $42,000. While it faces tough competition with models like the Acura MDX and GMC Acadia which are family SUVs at a more affordable price, the Volvo XC90 would surely be a hit!