2015 VOLVO XC90
New photos of Volvo’s next-generation XC90 reveal the closest look yet at the final design of the premium new SUV.
Spied ahead of a Paris Motor Show unveiling in October, it is clear that the new XC90 will take more than a few cues from the recent XC Coupe concept.
From those shots, and through these new photos, we see that the big new SUV will wear a slender headlights design bisected by T-shaped LED strips.
The latest evolution of Volvo’s classic grille will again dominate the front, while the familiar hooked rear lights will extend up the tailgate and D-pillar.
As a big seven-seat family wagon, the new XC90 showcases a spacious cabin, resulting in a powerful yet flowing profile design.
And while we wait for Volvo to show off the new exterior look, the big XC90’s interior has already been revealed as part of a comprehensive teaser campaign that began in April.
Dominating the dash is a large tablet-like display that will control many of the new SUV’s function, flanked by tall vents and a slender air-conditioning switch panel below.
A wide digital instrument cluster sits behind the new three-spoke steering wheel, while a combination of wood and aluminium highlights - including diamond-cut switches in the centre console - feature throughout the cabin.
A host of new technologies will feature, from the infotainment and driving systems through to comfort and convenience options.
The new XC90 will be one of the largest models to ride on the new Volvo SPA platform, and the carmaker says all of its new offerings will weigh around 100 to 150kg less than their existing counterparts.
The company's new four-cylinder Drive-E engines will also feature, and the XC90 will undoudtedly benefit from a hybrid setup for more power in up-spec models.
Watch for more details on the new XC90 to surface in the lead-up to its October - or even earlier - unveiling.
Expect an Australian debut to occur in early 2015.