It has been a staggering 12 years since the world has witnessed the introduction of a new Volvo XC90 and that, apparently, was just slightly too long for some to wait.
From a design perspective, the new XC90 bears some resemblance to current competitors in the SUV segment, including the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. The big difference, though, is the bold, stand-up front grille, which possesses a level of bravado nearly on par with Rolls-Royce. Within that grille is the new, larger Volvo iron mark logo; framing this picture are the T-shaped “Thor’s Hammer” daytime running lights. The net effect is powerful
As expected from Volvo, the new XC90 will set the pace for the company in terms of active safety. The vehicle will debut two world-firsts: a run-off road protection package tightens the front safety belts and triggers an energy-absorbing feature in the seats when dire circumstances are detected; and the auto-brake feature stops the vehicle when the driver mistakenly turns in front of an coming car.
Volvo is counting on the XC90 to send the company into a prosperous new direction. Global sales are expected to surpass 50,000 in the first year of partial production and 80,000 annually in 2016
News Source: CarAdvice