2016 Volvo XC90 Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
2016 volvo xc90 revealed

Photos of the Volvo XC90 have leaked ahead of the car’s official debut next month.

Built on Volvo’s new scalable architecture, the XC90 replaces the decade-old XC90, and features a lineup of turbocharged 4-cylinder engines.

The range topping T8 (as it will be known – presumably to symbolize V8 power) will make 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque from a 4-cylinder engine that is both turbocharged and supercharged. The T8 will also utilize a plug-in hybrid system to give it 24 miles of electric range and CO2 emissions of 60 grams per kilometer – about 33 percent better than a non-plug-in Toyota Prius.

Also on tap are two non-hybrid four-cylinder engines, a T6 four-cylinder making 320 hp and a T5 unit making 254 hp. Two diesels will be offered as well, but likely for world markets.

A new suite of active safety features, including an updated auto-braking system is also a crucial part of the XC90’s sales proposition – and as Tim Cain notes,

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  • Mahdigga Mahdigga on Aug 26, 2014

    It's going to sell like crazy here in the NYC metro area. I can already see soccer moms in North Jersey and Long Island snapping these up as if they were free. I actually like the design. If they price it right, cheaper than a Range Rover, but more expensive than the Lexus RX, they're gold.

  • Mandalorian Mandalorian on Aug 26, 2014

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. It seems like just yesterday that one of these puppies could be equipped with an honest to goodness V8. CAFE can go TRUCK itself. At least the Chinese had the good sense to put a REAL LIFTGATE on it instead of that two pice toilet lid that was smacked on the rear end before.

  • Inside Looking Out This is actually the answer to the question I asked not that long ago.
  • Inside Looking Out Regarding "narrow windows" - the trend is that windows will eventually be replaced by big OLED screens displaying some exotic place or may even other planet.
  • Robert I have had 4th gen 1996 model for many years and enjoy driving as much now as when I first purchased it - has 190 hp variant with just the right amount of power for most all driving situations!
  • ToolGuy Meanwhile in Germany...
  • Donald More stuff to break god I love having a nanny in my truck... find a good tuner and you can remove most of the stupid stuff they add like this and auto park when the doors open stupid stuff like that