2017 Volvo XC90 Changes, Release Date

The 2017 Volvo XC90 is a new mid-size luxury SUV that has been produced by the Swedish manufacturer Volvo. As most Volvo drivers and fans are probably aware, the original model of the car was one of the longest produced models in modern car history. Now after twelve years, its replacement has finally been announced. The second generation model is finally ready and it will be brought in as a 2017-year model. Although it is still a bit early to begin speculating about the second year of models production, some information about the car has already come to light.

According to the latest reports, the 2017 Volvo XC90 will come with one big change. Although it will maintain most of its basic characteristics, a tuning trim level referred to as the Polestar will be added to the new model.

2017 Volvo XC90 front

2017 Volvo XC90 – Strikingly Beautiful Exterior:

The 2017 Volvo XC90 exterior is expected to feature all of the usual Polestar additions including wheels that are beefy and an iconic Rebel Blue paint. The car is expected to take the same path as all of the other Polestar vehicles meaning it will get a new blue color which is offered as standard, high performance tires, and new lightweight wheels. The main highlight of the 2017 Volvo XC90 however will be its body kit that Polestar will base on the R-Design upgrade making it blend perfectly with the looks of the car. The kit is also expected to include a front apron which is more aggressive and has a lot of openings so as to let in fresh air, a rear bumper with a sporty design that wraps around the exhaust, and a set of side sill extensions.

IMPRESSIVE INSIDE VIEW:

The 2017 Volvo XC90 SUV interior will feature a new cabin that is both sporty and refined. Polestar is expected to add a set of sport seats that will fit a driver and passenger nicely and a lot of accents which are sporty all through. Polestar may also go out of its way to add a few touches of carbon fiber here and there. On the technology side, we expect to see a higher equipment level even on Polestar base version which will also include most of the normal extras as a standard. In the center console of the 2017 Volvo XC90, we expect to see the usual great massive touch screen control center which is also expected to get a new interface that will fit the high performance theme of the car.

2017 Volvo XC90 interior look

2017 Volvo XC90 – Acceleration and Engine Specs:

The 2017 Volvo XC90 might be installed with two completely different engines. First off, the base model of the car is expected to utilize the same 2-liter twin charged in-line 4 petrol engine that was used on the T6 model but this time will include a further upgrade of around 316 hp and more than 295 lb ft of torque. This upgrade should increase the car’s performance and also provide a better sound thanks to the new exhaust system that will b fitted into the car.

The range Polestar top is expected to make use of the hybrid power-train of the 2017 Volvo XC90 which is going to be upgraded further to about 400 horsepower and more than 500 lb ft of torque which is definitely more than most of its close competitors. The transmission will feature an 8 speed automatic only this time it will be tweaked so as to be able to handle the extra power that will come from the engines. The hybrid model is expected to be the top performer with a speed of 0 – 60 mph in less than 5 seconds and a fuel consumption that is better than 25 mpg on average.

2017 Volvo XC90 side view

2017 Volvo XC90 – Expected Price and Release Date:

The 2017 Volvo XC90 is expected to cost well over $44,000 which is very reasonable considering the features it offers when compared to its competitors like the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GL. The official release date of the car has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be sometime in the early months of 2017.

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2 Responses to 2017 Volvo XC90 Changes, Release Date

  1. M A KHAN says:

    I own a volvo xc90 old model.I saw the new xc90 at Hyderabad dealer in India. One thing that really disappointed me was the manual telescoping and tilting of the steering wheel.There comes the difference between the Germans and volvo.please rectify this blunder as soon as possible. Another thing which I really like to know about is the advertised crystal gear shift knob. The dealer has no inkling about it. The interior had Birch wood. Good .But the option of walnut must be there. Birch wood however good and elegant yet I feel cannot match the grandNess of walnut trim .lastly I feel the rear seat folding should be electronic. The rest is very good. I am thinking of buying the xc90 after disposing of new Volvo.I hope you will not mind this honest appraisal. Expecting a reply.

  2. Kenneth Davis-Retired USA Navy Officer says:

    The new Volvo XC90 2016 is a beautiful car both interior and exterior and just looking at the car makes you want to be a proud owner. But after driving car there several disappointments.
    1. The car does not have smooth ride and it is not comfortable . The seat are nice but the ride is bad in all modes of driving.
    2. When accelerating the engine can be heard very loudly inside the car, it sound like my motorcycle when I up speed. The engine also lack guick
    acceleration.
    3. This car is a seven seater give me 3 more inches in the second row and 3 more inches in the third row and you got a winner.
    4. If Volvo does not know how to make the car drive smooth and have a better acceleration . They should try driving a SUV that does and copy
    there technology. To make the XC90 truly the best on the market. l would love to by one with these improvements.

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