The 2015 Volvo XC90 will make its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but the Swedish manufacturer is beginning to reveal more details of its upcoming SUV. Volvo will offer a range of Drive-E engine options that promise to provide fuel-efficiency as well as performance. For those who don’t know, the Drive-E engine range consists of four-cylinder engines.
According to the official press release, the top of the ‘Twin Engine’ range 2015 Volvo XC90 will carry the ‘T8’ badge and will be a plug-in electric car, hybrid car as well as a high-performance car rolled into one.
This model will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E petrol engine that sends the power to the front wheels but also an electric motor delivering 80 hp (60 kW) to the rear wheels.
Volvo says that the supercharger will five the engine a naturally-aspirated feel, while the turbocharger kicks in when the airflow builds up. In addition, the electric motor will deliver immediate torque and will provide an all-electric range of up to 40 km or almost 25 miles.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid will deliver a total output of around 400 hp and 640 Nm of torque, while CO2 emissions are around 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle). Still, the 2015 Volvo XC90 will also be available with the D5 twin turbo diesel engine that generates 225 hp and 470 Nm of torque.
This engine promises a fuel consumption of around 6 l/100 km. A smaller D4 turbo diesel engine will be available with 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque, while fuel consumption will be around 5 l/100 km.
Volvo will offer two petrol engine options, a T6 turbo engine with supercharger and turbo that develops 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The second petrol engine, T5, delivers 254 hp and 350 Nm of torque.
The all-new XC90 is the first Volvo to bear the brand's new more pronounced iron emblem, with the iconic arrow stylishly in line with the diagonal slashing across the grille. Along with the DRL lights, the T-shaped "Thor's Hammer", the iron emblem presents a completely new, distinct, and poised face for Volvo's future vehicle generations.
XC90's bigger bonnet with a new structure, the waistline and sharper shoulders joining the new, tattoo-ish rear lights are further relevant design touches that will echo through the range.
For additional visual impact from the profiles, the XC90 has a range of wheel sizes up to 22 inches.
Volvo has designed the XC90's interior to be the most luxurious yet for the company. The most attractive feature is a control console with touch screen, forming the core of a new in-car control set-up. It is almost completely free of buttons, presenting simplicity with more liberal surfaces and provides the opportunity for a contemporary, luxury interior structure.
The new Volvo XC90’s interior blends materials like finest Nappa leather and handcrafted detailed wood, which includes a crystal gear lever from Orrefors, the renowned Swedish glassmaker, and the start/stop and volume diamond-cut controls.