The 2015 Volvo XC90
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!