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New XC90: Volvo's 'most luxurious' interior

2014-05-27 15:51

Volvo is gearing up to launch its next-generation XC90 later in 2014 but already the automaker is "teasing" with images of its new SUV's cabin as part of a four-month long “revealed from the inside out” campaign.

The official reveal will be in August 2014.

GALLERY: 2014 Volvo XC90 (Interior)
VIDEO: 2014 Volvo XC90 (Interior)

The original Volvo XC90 was launched in 2002 and according to Volvo the 2015 model "will be a transformational vehicle in its market segment".

Volvo says: "The introduction of the Volvo XC90 was a turning point for the brand in South Africa. The XC90 took SA's competitive SUV market by storm and became a firm favourite due to its capability, safety, space and design.

"The new XC90 is set to make an even bigger impact in the local SUV segment."

It seats seven (2-3-2) with three individual seats in the second row and huge space for the third which, Volvo claims, can seat passengers as tall as 1.7m and each will have personal stowage space.

‘VIRTUALLY BUTTON-FREE’

The new XC90 will be the first Volvo to use the automaker’s scaleable product architecture (SPA) that will also underpin the next S80, V70 and XC60, as the platform allows for a wide range of design options and allow for increased interior space.

Volvo’s senior design vice-president Thomas Ingenlath told us: "The most striking feature is a tablet-like touchscreen console as the heart of an all-new in-car control system.

“This system is virtually button-free and an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services."

The cabin has soft leather, wood trim, hand-crafted details that include a crystal glass gear-lever made by Swedish glassmaker Orrefors. Depending on spec, the XC90 has diamond-cut controls for the stop/start button and volume control.

Technical details will be revealed mid-July ahead of the exterior design reveal at the end of August 2014.

Comments
  • Jan Rap - 2014-05-29 16:09

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      Wesley Green - 2014-05-29 16:43

      think the link just got hijacked!

      Bruce Wolvaardt - 2014-05-30 07:10

      I merely wanted to comment on the fact that once again, media 24 decided to go with a pic of a white guy to portray the role of a black person. Never ever heard of someone being hijacked by a whitey. Oh the joys of SA.

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