Volvo is synonym for safety and reliability, with a model 2016
Volvo XC90 has gone far ahead of the competition. Advanced
safety systems and hybrid drives make this car a pioneer in the
class of vehicle with seven seats.
Exterior of Volvo XC90
As for the exterior design of Volvo XC90 2016, it is
quite modest and plain. The trademark exterior lines make it
easy to identify the vehicle as a Volvo, though fresher and
more fluid than the previous model. The skillful and cunning
designers used these lines to disguise the size of this 7-seat
vehicle, and they’ve succeeded.
2016 Volvo XC90 Interior
The inside 2016 Volvo XC90 is dominated by the widely-lauded
design which makes this car really stand out. The seats are
unbelievably comfortable, the leather scent is more obvious,
and the Scandinavian furniture is dominated and emphasized by
stitched leather, textured material and matte wood.
The 9” touchscreen display is placed in the center of the
dashboard. It responds very quickly to tablet-like commands
(tap, swipe, pinch and stretch), and is pretty intuitive when
compared to those competing systems based on cursors and knobs.
Combined with a host of new and updated safety systems, the
result is a thoroughly modern XC90 that offers comfort for up
to seven people and their gear, functionality for the driver
and passengers, and a new take on the traditional Volvo values
of solidity and conscientious design.
Engine and performance
The buyers of the XC90 will be presented with two powertrain
options – the T6 and T8.
T6 has a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder
engine producing 316 hp and thanks to the reduced mass of
the vehicle accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 sec, and
reaches a top speed of 143 mph. It’s mated to an 8-speed
automatic transmission. All-wheel drive comes as standard and
it should be among the more economical luxury SUVs. The XC90
has a good steering feedback and predictable road-holding.
The other option is a T8 “Twin Engine” plug-in hybrid model.
This one replaces the mechanical all-wheel drive with a
60-kilowatt electric motor on the rear axle, and allows the
vehicle to run on the gasoline engine, on the electric motor,
or on both if needed. With a 9.2-kWh lithium-ion battery only
on electric drive can go about 20 miles. Average fuel
consumption in the combined cycle is about 59 mpg (4 l/100
km), which is great for this class of vehicle.
Although this will certainly be the most expensive XC90, it
will also be the quickest one, with about 400 hp and 472
pound-feet of torque on tap. According to the manufacturer,
this will be the only 7-seat plug-in hybrid on the market.
Price and release date
First display models of new Volvo XC90 should hit the
dealers in May, with the first T6 models being delivered in
June. The base Momentum model’s price starts at $49,755 and
includes all-wheel drive, the panoramic sunroof, leather
upholstery, heated front seats and third-row seats. The
R-Design model and even more luxurious Inscription model will
cost $3,000 and $5,000 more, respectively. A fully equipped T6
model with all optional packages included, shouldn’t cost more