Volvo Teases New XC90 Ahead Of Late August Unveiling
Near the end of this month, Volvo will fully unveil its Mjönir-eyed second-generation XC90, the first vehicle in the Sino-Swedish automaker’s lineup to use its Scalable Product Architecture.
Automotive News reports until then, Volvo dropped a handful of teaser shots of the upcoming SUV. Senior vice president of R&D, Peter Mertens, explained what the new XC90 means for Volvo:
SPA and the XC90 are firm evidence of our Volvo-by-Volvo strategy. The XC90’s outstanding combination of luxury, space, versatility, efficiency and safety will bring the SUV segment into a new dimension, just as the original XC90 did in 2002.
The XC90 will take on the likes of the Lexus RX, Cadillac SRX and Mercedes M-Class when it goes on sale in the United States early in 2015, while its architecture will make its way into the rest of the Volvo global lineup as each model enters a new generation.
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