Volvo has revealed that order levels for the XC90 have surpassed their expectations, receiving nearly 57,000 orders. Having forecast sales in the region of around 50,000 for the first year, Volvo has had to run extra shifts at their plant in Torslanda, Sweden to keep up with the extra demand.
The XC90 was named ‘Best 4x4 of 2015’ by Diesel Car Magazine - praised by the judges for its engineering, driving dynamics, interior quality, powertrains and design. It features a number of luxury features, including a leather upholstery, power adjustable driver’s seat with additional lumbar support, aluminium inlays, a nine-inch centre console touch screen display, 19-inch alloy wheels, a power operated tailgate with hands-free opening, rear parking assist and active bending headlights.
Standard safety features include City safety with pedestrian and cyclist detection, front collision warning with auto brake, driver alert with lane departure warning and a road side recognition system.
There are a range of powertrains available, including a diesel and two petrol engines. The 225HP, four-cylinder D5 AWD diesel engine that emits just 149 g/km of CO2 whilst returning up to 49.6 MPG on a combined cycle fuel economy. A 320HP petrol engine is also available, as well as a T8 Twin Engine that, when combined with the petrol engine with an electric motor, will produce just 49g/km of CO2.
The largest number of orders has been placed for the top-of-the-range Inscription model - the premium grade trim that offers a more luxurious look and feel. Each unique detail was carefully chosen for those who want a bit more elegance, like the interior’s soft Nappa leather, the mounted roof-rack, metal inlays, luxury floor mats and a redefined front grille.
Alan Visser, Senior Vice President for Marketing Sales and Customer Service, commented: “With 76 percent of customers choosing the top end Inscription model, it is fair to say that we have now entrenched our position as a premium car maker.”
The Volvo XC90 is available now from £45,785 OTR or just £559 per month at Sturgess Motor Group. To find out more, visit our dealership on Aylesbury Road, Leicester, or contact us using the buttons above.