Australian pricing and specifications confirmed for second-generation XC90 SUV.
Volvo has announced local pricing and features for the all-new XC90 large SUV, ahead of the model’s Australian launch in the second quarter of 2015.
Priced from $89,950, the second-generation high-rider is over $20,000 more expensive than the outgoing entry level XC90, as Volvo takes the model further upmarket.
The Volvo will also be around $6000 more expensive than its entry-level BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz ML luxury SUV rivals.
Volvo hopes the XC90’s range of advanced safety systems and unique interior design dominated by one large touch-screen that controls everything from the satnav to the climate control will draw buyers away from the top-selling German models.
The new XC90 lineup kicks off with the 165kW/470Nm diesel-powered XC90 D5 AWD Momentum, which just sneaks below the $90,000 mark and swells to $97,950 if you want the R-Design version.
Fuel consumption for the sole diesel option is 5.8L/100km combined, while the sprint from 0-100km/h takes 7.8 seconds.
The T6 petrol model will be priced from $93,950 and is powered by a 236kW/400Nm turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine that uses 7.7L/100km and can hit 100km/h in 6.9 seconds.
The range topping $122,950 XC90 T8 hybrid model uses the 236kW petrol engine from the mid-sped T6 combined with a 60kW electric motor to give a combined output of 296kW.
Fuel consumption and acceleration figures are yet to be confirmed for this model, which won’t go on sale until the third quarter of 2015 along with the sportier R-Design XC90 models.
As standard, all models are equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system.
Standard features across the XC90 Momentum range include a 9.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 19-inch alloys, leather upholstery, active high-beam headlights, four-zone climate control, satnav, front collision mitigation warning, rear-view camera with front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and keyless start.
Stepping up to the XC90 Inscription costs an additional $7000 on both D5 and T6 models and adds 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 20-inch alloys, blind spot information system with rear cross traffic alert, front and rear collision mitigation support, hands-free tailgate opening, Nappa leather, illuminated door handles with puddle lights, keyless entry and a number of exterior trim pieces finished in chrome.
The XC90 R-Design costs $8000 more than the entry-level Momentum model but adds the upgraded 12.3-inch digital display, blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, drive mode settings and sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles on top of the Momentum’s standard features.
The R-Design also features several styling upgrades including 20-inch R-Design alloys, sports seats upholstered in Nappa leather, matte-silver exterior mirror caps, plus a more aggressive grille and front bumper.
The R-Design package is standard on the range-topping XC90 T8, but optional on both D5 and T6 models.
When the new large SUV goes on sale in the second quarter of 2015 it will become the first totally new XC90 since the model’s introduction in 2003.
It will also be the Swedish firm’s first production model to utilize its new scalable platform architecture (SPA), which is set to underpin every future Volvo passenger vehicle.