Volvo’s dominance in the car market only seems to increase every passing year as the company has a steady lineup of surprises stored for the fans worldwide. One of the models that are widely anticipated to be launched is the 2017 Volvo XC90, which is a direct descendant of the first version that made its appearance a few years ago. This second-generation model has some changes to offer to keep the fans interested, even though it may not be largely striking to untrained eyes.
2017 Volvo XC90: Engine and Performance
Changes to this car’s exterior will be minimal while the engine will get revamped to perform better. We are still not sure about the changes in its interior features but like every year we are hopeful that Volvo will come up with something innovative as well as refreshing. As the car prepares to fight it out in the highly competitive full-size SUV segment, the other most notable releases at this time are Audi Q7 S and BMW X5 M.
This 2017 Volvo XC90 is one of the most excellent cars in the XC lineup that slants towards the upper bracket of the series. The higher trim level of XC90 will come with a Polestar hybrid engine that can produce up to 450 hp and torque of over 500 lb.-ft. The base variant though will come featured with a 2.0 L engine that can produce a maximum of 316 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This the six engine will likely be paired with an eight speed automatic transmission while both front wheel drive and four-wheel drive editions will be available for customer to choose from. Details regarding fuel economy and performance have not yet been revealed as the release date is still quite far away.
2017 Volvo XC90: Changes and Features
A new 2017 Volvo XC90 will sport some changes to its exterior look, but it will be mostly noticeable to person who is used to the company’s design language. No doubt that this vehicle has got more aggressive in appearance with the inclusion of slightly larger air intakes, a differently designed grille, side sills that have been expanded, and a rear bumpers that look exceptionally attractive along with the exhaust pipe. Wheels have also got a significant upgrade as it is now made of alloy; reminiscent the traditional Scandinavian design language that are found in many modern vehicles.
Details regarding technology features and upgrades on an interior of 2017 Volvo XC90 have been kept confidential but you will surely find some splendid features like a large touchscreen, a fantastic audio system for entertainment, leather seats are maximum comfort, and an enhanced dashboard that is more useful to the driver. Volvo’s traditional knobs and buttons layout is set to make a comeback and style and replace the digital infotainment system that is considered to be the norm.
2017 Volvo XC90: Price and Release
To buy this 2017 Volvo XC90, expect to dish out a price that is close to $ 48,000, which is around 5000 higher than its previous version. This SUV should release no later than the fourth quarter of 2016.