Ultra Luxury Four Seat Volvo XC90 Unveiled at Shanghai Auto show
The four-seat luxury XC90 sport utility vehicle (SUV), dubbed the XC90 Excellence, has been crafted by Volvo’s designers and engineers to offer customers a distinct and individual automotive experience that incorporates the latest Scandinavian innovations in design, refinement, comfort and style.
Based on Volvo’s all new seven-seat XC90, this model features exceptional space and luxury. By taking the design of Volvo’s new generation front seats and adding them in the rear cabin, the four-seat XC90 offers front seat luxury and comfort for all four passengers. Now rear seat passengers can enjoy the safety, comfort and support of Volvo’s new front seat design while also benefiting from an enormous amount of additional space.
The cabin offers a true Scandinavian sanctuary that begins with broad, spacious individual reclining rear seats complete with massage, ventilation and increased leg room with footrests. These features are accompanied by ambient lighting, illuminated storage, a retractable control touchscreen, folding tables, a refrigerator with bottle and glass holders, a heated/chilled cup holder and handmade crystal glasses from leading Swedish company, Orrefors.
Passengers will enjoy a specially-augmented Bowers & Wilkins audio system that adds an extra speaker, creating a 20 speaker high fidelity sound system with an unparalleled surround sound experience for rear seat passengers. The cabin also benefits from additional sound insulation thanks to the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System tires (PNCS) and privacy from the luggage compartment dividing screen.
“This is our new flagship car,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design. “We have created the ultimate experience of Scandinavian luxury. What we have designed is amongst the best rear seat experience available in a luxury car,” said Mr. Ingenlath “The result is a superlative environment for relaxed comfort or doing business.”
Reinforcing the Swedish love of fresh air, the XC90 also comes with an integrated ionic air cleaner in the CleanZone climate system. The ionic air cleaner works by positively charging electrons in airborne particles (dust or smoke for example) so they are removed from the cabin environment.
The four-seat XC90 offers a leather instrument panel with contrasting stitching and distinctive leather detailing in blond or charcoal with a color coordinated headliner made of pure Nubuck textile. Exterior styling differentiators include chrome B- and C-pillar cappings and lower door moldings.
This model incorporates the features that underpin all XC90’s, such as world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies and an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency.
Volvo’s all new seven-seat XC90, revealed in August 2014, is proving to be extremely popular with customers. Over 24,000 have been ordered globally before ever reaching a Volvo retailer. This accounts for approximately half of Volvo’s expected volume for the car in 2015.
The new ultra luxury four-seat XC90 will be available globally later this year and via digital commerce in selected markets.
Volvo Announces Pricing of All New XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug In Electric
Rockleigh, N.J. (April 14, 2015) – Volvo Cars will bring the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to the United States this summer with the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. Powered by Volvo’s 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor, the T8 can achieve 394 horsepower and 0-60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds.
With uncompromising performance and flexibility, drivers can choose to operate the T8 in a variety of modes, including:
- Hybrid: As the default mode, it is suitable for everyday use and the XC90 will automatically alternate between drawing power from the 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and the electric motor to deliver the optimum overall fuel economy.
- Pure electric: This mode is used primarily in a city environment although it can power the car up to highway speeds. When the high-voltage battery is fully charged, it serves as the car’s sole energy source, powering the electric motor over the rear axle. Preliminary testing based on EPA criteria produced an estimated range of 17 miles using just electricity, which represents a high percentage of drivers’ typical daily usage.
- Power mode: This utilizes the combined performance of the combustion engine and the electric motor. On start-up, the XC90 T8 takes advantage of the electric motor’s superior response and instant torque curve, while the combustion engine gets up to speed. This combination offers better torque at lower revs, which is equivalent to that of a large displacement engine.
Because of the XC90 T8’s plug-in hybrid battery technology, consumers may be eligible for a federal tax credit up to an estimated $4,600 in addition to other local and state incentives. T8 customers should consult a tax professional to determine eligibility.
The XC90 T8 combines the best of Scandinavian craftsmanship and style with uncompromising performance and interior enhancements. Each T8 features “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlights, power front seat cushion extensions, high level interior illumination and a hand blown Orrefors® crystal gear shift. The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid Momentum is $68,100, not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 T8 Inscription provides an even higher level of luxury and elegance. Linear wood inlays, luxurious Nappa leather seats, dashboard and door panels provide the ultimate Scandinavian sanctuary for drivers and passengers. Rear exterior chrome accents and mirror covers accompany a unique, silver matte front grill. The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid Inscription is $71,600, not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 T8 R-Design highlights the car’s sporty performance with external features including a piano black front grille, R-Design lower front spoiler, dual integrated tail pipes and matte silver mirror covers and window trim. A performance-focused interior design awaits drivers with Nubuck and Nappa leather contour seats, steering wheel gear shift paddles, a perforated leather gear shift and steering wheel. The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid R-Design is $70,000, not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 has already received tremendous praise by customers and industry leaders. After winning this year’s prestigious Red Dot “Best of the Best” Product Design Award, preorders approached 24,000 cars globally; this is approximately half of the first year’s expected volume.
The XC90 T8 is expected to arrive at Volvo retailers in North America this fall, but test drives of the XC90 T6 will be available at Volvo retailers shortly.
Volvo Cars to build new factory in US
- Volvo Cars becomes a truly global car maker with industrial presence in its three key continents
- Industrial investment of around USD 500 million in a new car plant
- Underlines Volvo’s commitment to the US market
Volvo Cars announced today that it is to build a brand new manufacturing facility in the US, fulfilling its ambition to be a truly global car maker, investing around 500 million dollars in a new plant and underscoring its long term commitment to the US market.
The company has drawn up a short list of potential locations. Full details regarding the location of the new factory and the size of the investment will be announced at a later date.
The move means Volvo is now a global car manufacturer with an industrial footprint on all three key continents. It has two factories in Europe, two in China and the future plant in the US, which will be part of the Americas region that was announced in January. These developments form part of Volvo’s transformation that has been ongoing since 2010.
The transformation plan involves the creation of a global industrial footprint, the complete renewal of Volvo’s product range over the next four years, the introduction of a new modular vehicle technology, the development of world-first safety technologies, a new design language and a range of class-leading connectivity services.
“Volvo Cars cannot claim to be a true global car maker without an industrial presence in the US. Today, we became that,” said Håkan Samuelsson, Chief Executive and President. “The US is an absolutely crucial part of our global transformation and today’s announcement makes it perfectly clear that Volvo is in the US to stay.”
Volvo Cars has been doing business in the US since 1955 and this decision to invest in the US highlights Volvo’s long term commitment to the US market. The new plant also means Volvo will be able to meet and ultimately exceed its volume targets in the US, where it has a medium term ambition to sell 100,000 cars a year. It will help accelerate the introduction of build-to-order in the US and play an integral part in Volvo’s global manufacturing footprint, serving the US and export markets while helping limit the impact of currency variations.
“The US Volvo dealers are delighted with this announcement,” said Chip Gengras, chairman of the Volvo dealer council in the US. “It clearly illustrates Volvo's long term commitment to the US market.”
The new plant will create new jobs, providing security for its employees and their families. Car plants are also known to have significant multiplier effects on their local areas, injecting funds into neighborhoods. As such, the new plant provides a boost for the economy of the state in which it is located.
Volvo’s US revival comes alongside strong growth in China and Western Europe. With plans to increase sales on all three continents, Volvo will be able to meet its medium term sales and profitability targets and clear a path towards even stronger growth in future.