Next-gen Volvo XC90 to drop big displacement engines; will feature 4-cyl engines instead
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- 07:32 pm, September 14, 2012
The smaller 2-litre, 4-cylinder engines will offer comparable levels of performance and economy to the current range of engines.
The Volvo XC90 is one big, imposing SUV. Measuring nearly 5 meters from end to end and powered by an equally lofty 4.4-litre V8 engine; the current model is anything but small. It makes you wonder why Volvo has now chosen to limit the engine size to just 2-litre for the next-gen XC90 scheduled to go on sale next year.
In a bid to reduce the average emissions of its entire model lineup to just 95g/km CO2 by 2020, Volvo is severely looking to take the green approach; which is why the Swedish carmaker will be limiting the engine capacity to just 2-litre for the 2013 XC90.
As far as performance goes, Volvo claims these new engines will be as good as the current ones in spite of the cc deficit. What’s more? They will also help the next-gen XC90 return more fuel economy than the current model.
The next-gen XC90 will also benefit from the carmaker’s all-new SPA (Scaleable Platform Architecture) platform which promises to be very light and rigid. It will make its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show followed by an official launch later in the year.
First Published on 07:32 pm, September 14, 2012
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