The 2015 Volvo XC90 will be officially unveiled in August and will make its public debut in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Still, until the official debut, Volvo showed us the first photos with the 2015 XC90 interior.
You can easily see that this is far the most luxurious interior that has been designed for a Volvo and according to the press release the main inspiration was Sweden, a country that has a global reputation for integrating the latest technology with design that is clean, beautiful and crafted from the finest materials.
The dashboard is dominated by the tablet-like touch screen console, a new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 interior combines materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details including a gear-lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, a famous Swedish glass maker, as well as diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.
Volvo’s new XC90 will also be the first vehicle to use company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which creates a far wider range of design possibilities.
Let Volvo Cars pamper you with the all-new Volvo XC90 with its elegant and classy cabin filled with modern technologies and features. Of course, another major highlight of the new Volvo XC90 is its uncluttered cabin. To describe how classy the interior of the new Volvo XC90, it may not be enough to say that it uses soft leather and wood.
The interior also features handcrafted details like a gear lever made of crystal glass from Swedish glass-maker Orrefors as well as diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control. According to Robin Page, Volvo Cars’ Interior Design Director, the details are designed to become the jewels of the interior.
He noted that these details add some exclusive playfulness instead of functionality. Meanwhile, the all-new XC90 is underpinned by Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), the first vehicle to have this structure. This platform opened possibilities to create new designs and enhance a vehicle’s drivability as well as to offer the latest safety features and connected in-car technologies.
Most of all, SPA made it possible for Volvo to make a vehicle’s interior more spacious. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Cars, remarked that while the carmaker’s new interior architecture is “pure and uncluttered,” it still exudes the sophisticated confidence and formality expected in luxury SUVs.
On the other hand, Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Cars, remarked that the carmaker does not do technology for technology’s sake; but in order to make its vehicles safer and more pleasurable.
Volvo will make announcements about the safety and interior air quality of the XC90 in late July or early August. The carmaker will start announcing the technological specs of the new vehicle in mid-July. At the end of August, Volvo will launch the exterior for the XC90.