The 2017 Volvo XC90 was presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year for the first time. For the 2016 year, new Volvo XC90 comes with Pilot Assist II technology as standard. This luxury seven passenger SUV comes with three powertrain options: petrol, diesel and hybrid. This means that it offers everything for everybody. Main rivals of the new Volvo XC90 2017will be Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and BMW X5.
2017 Volvo XC90 redesign
The Excellence model will be main novelty on the US soil. It will feature recognizable front fascia with “Thor’s Hammer” headlights and new grill. Just like headlights and taillights will be with LED technology. Muscle look is enhanced by the new set of wheels with 22-inch size and sharplook shoulders on its beltside. The new XC90 is available in three trim levels – Momentum, R-Design and Inscription.
The XC90 is a vehicle that has the most luxurious interior in Volvo’s fleet. The most noticeable feature inside the cabin is a larger touchscreen control console which is a heart of the infotainment system. The system comes without the any button, which open space for more options and larger opportunity for designers. Luxury interior is fulfill with finest Nappa leather with combination of wooden details. All seven seats are ergonomically shaped in order to follow line of the human spine. This creates great seating position and eases long journeys.
Base models comes with plenty features in starter package such as retractable rearview mirrors, auto-dimmed mirrors (exterior and inner), headlight high pressure cleaning, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert, Active Bending Ligths (ABL) with Auto Highbeam (AHB)function. Next package is Convenience, it includes Park Assist Pilot, Front Park Assist, Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control with Pilot Assist and Compass integrated into interior rearview mirror.
|Length||195.0 in. (4,950 mm)|
|Width||84.2 in. (2,140 mm)|
|Height||70.0 in. (1,776 mm)|
|Wheelbase||117.5 in. (2,984 mm)|
|Ground clearance||9.4 in. (238 mm)|
|Weight||4,520 – 5112 lbs. (2,050 – 2,319 kg)|
Volvo XC90 2017 specs and price
Under the hood of the Volvo XC90 2017 you will be able to find three engine options – petrol, diesel and hybrid. For US markets there will be only one engine available – 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged inline-4 petrol. It is able to deliver 316 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque. Second petrol engine comes with same configuration but only one turbocharger, which results is less power: 254 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Diesel engine comes with 2.0-liter of displacement and twin turbocharger but in three power configurations: 140/140/173 horsepower and 400/420/480 lb-ft of torque.
Last engine is hybrid and the most important one. It combine 2.0-liter petrol engine with rear electric motor/generator. It has total output of 407 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque but with 112 mpg (2.1 l/100km) of fuel economy which is excellent if we compared with 30 mpg (7.7 l/100km), 31 mpg (7.5 l/100km) for petrol and 45/41/41 mpg (5.2/5.7/5.7 l/100km) for diesel engines. All 2017 Volvo XC90 models come equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission with Start/Stop and Adaptive Shift function. It will be available either with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
|Engine type||T5||T6||T8||D4||D4 AWD||D5|
|Transmission type||8-speed automatic with Start/Stop and Adaptive Shift|
Pricing is still unknown but we don’t expect biggest changes from its predecessor. That means that it will start around $44,000 for the base Momentum model with FWD while the top Inscription model will cost around %51,000.