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New, impressive looking Volvo XC90


VOLVO entered the SUV market way back in 2002 with the first generation Volvo XC90. Now, the covers have been lifted off the latest iteration for 2015. We, here at Autodealer, are impressed with the Volvo’s muscular looks. We have the need-to-know on this new Swedish SUV.

Volvo is renowned for its exceptional attention to safety and the all-new XC90 offers the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry. It includes two world-first safety technologies: A run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability.

In a run-off road scenario, the all-new Volvo XC90 detects what’s happening and the front safety belts are tightened to keep the occupants in position. To help prevent spine injuries, energy-absorbing functionality between the seat and seat frame, cushions the vertical forces that can arise when the car encounters a hard landing in the terrain.

The Volvo XC90 is the first car in the world with technology that features automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming car. This is a common scenario at busy city crossings as well as on highways, where the speed limits are higher.

City Safety becomes the umbrella name for all Volvo Cars' auto brake functions, which are standard equipment in the all-new XC90. It now covers vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in front of the car, day and night.

The Volvo XC90's interior is the most luxurious to have been designed for a Volvo. The most striking feature is a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system. This system is virtually button-free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services. It also helps create an interior that’s modern, spacious and uncluttered.  The interior combines materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details, including a gear lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the famous Swedish glassmaker, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control. Craftsmanship has been in sharp focus during the entire developmental work.

We do like the looks of this new XC90 and we sure do hope that the drive is as impressive.

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