The Volvo XC90 is one of the Swedish brands which has received a warm reception since its inception in 2002. People have positively criticized it owing to its incredible qualities and its family friendly design. Since its inception, the Volvo XC90 has received very little changes such that it is beginning to show its great aging features. The recent 2007 year model received minimal updates. Fortunately for Volvo enthusiasts, this model will be redesigned as a 2016 year model. This move is necessary considering the numerous changes in today’s SUV segment. In fact, it has become a trend where models are undergoing vast updates after about every five years. The designers want to update almost every department in the current model in order to come up with a fascinating 2016 Volvo XC90.
The 2016 Volvo XC90 will receive an entirely reworked interior with latest convenience and safety features. It shall also acquire an all new powertrain which will make this new model to be more competitive. The new powertrain will also be essential since this car will be entering the market during this new era whereby fuel economy has become a very critical aspect for upcoming vehicles. The 2016 Volvo XC90 will be made on a new SPA platform which will produce a livelier driving experience that that of its predecessor. This model will be 250 pounds lighter that the outgoing model.
2016 Volvo XC90: Redesign and Interior
Inside, 2016 Volvo XC90 will come with superior safety features especially those which optimize safety when one is off the road. In addition, there will be a new city safety auto brake system which will add of this car’s intersection ability. During a run-off-road situation, the later system stiffens the front seat belts as it proceeds to offer a unique design which protects the user’s backbone from the sturdy vertical focus that occurs when the vehicle goes over an obstacle or in case it lands in a trench. These safety features will make the 2016 Volvo XC90 the first car in the auto world to mechanically brake whenever its user turns into an approaching car.
It will also come with an updated version of Volvo’s Sensus system which will feature a capacitive screen laid out in a portrait orientation. This new screen will respond to the ordinary gestures such as swipes and pinches. Other anticipated details in this new model include a 19 speaker Bowers and Wilkins first class audio system which is said to be the initial fresh air sub-woofers in a vehicle. Its wheel range will be up to 22 inches.
2016 Volvo XC90: Engine and Features
2016 Volvo XC90 will come with a new powertrain in addition to the current turbocharged and supercharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine combined with an eight speed automatic transmission. The expected engine is a top of the range Twin Engine plug in hybrid model which shall combine the supercharged and turbocharged engine with an electric motor system. This second engine shall deliver 400 horsepower. A third engine alternative with power settings is also expected, one which shall enable this new machine to get to 60 mph in about 6.4 seconds.
2016 Volvo XC90: Price and Release Date
As for its price, the manufacturers have not yet announced it. However, the price for the base model is likely to be around d $ 48 900. 2016 Volvo XC90 will be releases in April of 2015.