Next-generation Volvo XC90 officially confirmed for 2014
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- 02:45 am, June 13, 2012
The seven-seater XC90 will be the first model to be built on Volvo's new Scaleable Platform Architecture (SPA.)
Back in November 2011, we had reported that Volvo is planning its first major design update for its luxury crossover XC90, which was first received in the market in 2002. Now, the Swedish automaker has officially confirmed that its seven-seater XC90 model is indeed going in for a makeover nearly after 13 years, since the original model was launched. The refreshed Volvo XC90 will be presented in production-ready avatar by 2014.
Though, Volvo had tweaked its crossover back in 2007 and then brought in a new model in 2012, the changes were kept at minimum and limited to few design tweaks and restyled interiors. But the upcoming second-generation Volvo XC90 will be based on a completely new design philosophy, called Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) and will also be Volvo's first model to be built using SPA.
The new design philosophy will allow everything from small car to luxury sedans to be built on the same platform, as most German manufacturers are already doing these days. And rightly so, the new XC90 will underpin future generations of other models such as the S60, the V70, the XC60 and the S80.
The 2014 Volco XC90 will make use of a four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine, which will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. A plug-in hybrid version, using hardware that Volvo has co-developed with Siemens is also on the cards.
We expect the 2014 Volvo XC90 to land on the Indian shores sometime by the end of 2014.
First Published on 02:45 am, June 13, 2012
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