2015 Volvo XC90: first interior photos revealed

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 27, 2014

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.

Press Release

All-new Volvo XC90 officially launched today

One of the most anticipated car launches of recent years – Volvo’s all-new XC90 – begins today. Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has created a launch programme that will unveil the car from the inside out, meaning that it will start by disclosing the many new interior features of the car and culminate in the full external reveal in August.

The original XC90 was launched in 2002, and it revolutionised the SUV segment with its combination of space, versatility and safety. It went on to become a global sales phenomenon. As will be made clear in coming weeks, the all-new XC90 will also be a transformational vehicle in its market segment.

The new interior is the most luxurious to have been designed for a Volvo, taking its inspiration from the country of Volvo’s birth, Sweden, which has a global reputation for integrating the latest technology with design that is clean, beautiful and crafted from the finest materials.

“The most striking feature is a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design of Volvo Cars. This system is virtually button free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services.

The new XC90’s interior combines materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details including a gear-lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the famous Swedish glass maker, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.

“These details are designed to become the jewels of the interior. They add a bit of exclusive playfulness rather than pure functionality,” said Robin Page, Volvo Cars’s Interior Design Director.

The all-new XC90 is the first Volvo to use the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which creates a far wider range of design possibilities, improves driveability and permits the inclusion of the latest safety features and connected in-car technologies, while at the same time increasing interior space.

“Our new interior architecture is pure and uncluttered, while still radiating the sophisticated confidence and formality that luxury SUV customers expect,” said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Cars.

The story of the latest advancements within safety and interior air quality will be released in late July/early August, while the reveal of the technology highlights, including chassis and powertrains, will start in mid-July and continue throughout the summer until the exterior launch at the end of August.

“The customer and the customer experience are at the heart of everything we do at Volvo Cars. We don’t do technology for technology’s sake – everything in a Volvo is there to make our cars safer and more pleasurable to drive,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Cars.

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