If you want a luxury crossover SUV and would not go for the Japanese or US ones, the Volvo XC90 is something you may think of. The model made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2002. It was based on the Volvo P2 platform. The XC 90 became the bestselling vehicle of the Swedish manufacturer in the USA. In fact, it was also the best-selling model of the company globally in 2005. The second generation of Volvo XC90 was unveiled in 2014. It was developed on SPA platform. Now the 2017 Volvo XC90 crossover is ready for its global debut. As expected, the 2017 XC90 has got some changes in exterior and interior.
2017 Volvo XC90 – Innovations in the Dashboard, Storage and Safety Features
The 2017 Volvo XC90 crossover has got trendy and sporty look overall. The T-shaped headlights look rather enticing and the rear bumper has also been modified to an extent. Indie the cabin of the Volvo XC90 2017, you get touches of luxury and refinement all along. The genuine wood trim and premium natural leather reflect classiness. The second row of seats is generous enough even for grown up adults. The same is also true for the third row, where it gets clear edge over the majority of segment rivals. The cabin is also replete with amenities and provisions for utmost comfort. You get 10-speaker stereo, a touch-screen 9-inch display, push-button start, Apple CarPlay iPhone combination, quad-zone environment control and satellite radio. The 2017 Volvo XC90 also offers a generous cargo section. You get hands-free lift gate too. Rear passenger seats have massaging and the cabin is almost noise insulated.In terms of features, safety and infotainment provisions the 2017 Volvo XC90 beat most of its rivals hands down. The USP of the crossover SUV is the incorporation of Pilot Assist II- the much touted autonomous driving technology of Volvo. Pilot Assist II brings in features like adaptive cruise control, much like the Autopilot system of Tesla. On well-marked highways, it controls acceleration, applies brake, controls steering as over flow of traffic. The system can be activated at speeds within 80 m/hour. Of course, the system can be overridden by driver easily when it is required. The other new addition to the 2017 Volvo XC90 is PowerPulse- available for its diesel version. It basically lets the diesel engine get rid of drag. It is like giving the engine a turbo boost by releasing compressed air into the exhaust system. The existing Volvo’s City Safety system know gets a revamp. The popular collision avoidance system for avoiding hitting small vehicle and pedestrians know can be used to evade kicking large animals. Incidentally, these special features introduced or revamped in the luxury SUV will also be added to the siblings like V90 wagon and S90 sedan. The parking app Park and Pay and music app Spotify are also included. Voice reminded can be used by its Sensus infotainment system. Regular Safety features are in abundance in the 2017 Volvo XC90. You get features like automated emergency braking assist, auto parking sensing units, street separation caution, rearview electronic camera, while back crash warning and lane keep aid are optional. For entertainment buffs, the 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo setup is optional. These will keep the entertainment lovers satisfied.
2017 Volvo XC90 – Whole Power Unit
The 2017 Volvo XC90 features the famous T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid setup. The supercharged four-cylinder engine is coupled with an electrical motor. It can generate an output of 316 hp. The eight-speed automatic transmission unit is there too. There are 3 driving modes power, Hybrid and Pure. It takes just 5.6 second to reach 0 to 100 km per hour. The fuel economy is also great for its segment. The riding performance is superlative with minimal body roll and excellent braking in any driving mode. The D5 model has a 2.0 liters 225 hp engine.
2017 Volvo XC90 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
It is likely that the Volvo will hike the price of 2017 XC 90 luxury Crossover by a $5,000 to $10,000. The standard T6 may get a price tag of $49,800 but the Polestar version may be priced at $60,000 or so. The Euro-spec D5 may be sold for €54,300. It will hit the roads before 2017, as it seems. Considering everything, there is very little area where the Volvo 2017 XC90 lags behind rivals. It comes with truckloads of exclusive safety technology and entertainment features. The cabin is one of the best ones in its class. It has been best seller in its category since the debut. The engine choices are aplenty and in any variant it offers excellent mileage and performance. It will lock horns with rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG and the mighty BMW X5 M. The German rivals pose stiff resistance for the Volvo but with right pricing, the 2017 Volvo XC90 can still outshine the competition.