Volvo XC90 Officially Launched

The all-new Volvo XC90 has been officially launched today, and the announcement is joined by a preview of the new interior.

Volvo will reveal the XC90 from the inside-out, starting with a preview of the new interior features. The 7-seater has Volvo's most luxurious interior yet, taking inspiration from Sweden to combine the latest technology with a clean, minimalist design.

“The most striking feature i a tablet-like touchscreen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system," said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice Presideng Design of Volvo Cars. “This system is virtually button-free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services."

Full specification of the new system have not yet been released.

The new interior combines luxury materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details including a gear lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the Swedish glassmaker, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.

Other features include new, more comfortable seats – as you’d expect from a Volvo. The new seats are innotatively designed to allow more space in the second and third row of seats, to make the all new XC90 a genuine 7-seater car. The third row will offer class-leading comfort for passengers with a height of up to 170cm, as well as having additional legroom and easy access.

Volvo has also revealed that the all new XC90 will be available with a four-zome climate control system, with individual settings for occupants in the front and second row available, as well as a separate air conditioning unit available for the third row.

The all new Volvo XC90 is the first model to use Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which creates a wider range of design possibilities, improves driveability and will use the latest safety features, while increasing interior space.

“Our new interior architecture is pure and uncluttered, while still radiating the sophisticated confidence and formality that luxury SUV customers expect,” said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Cars.

Full details of the all new XC90’s safety and technology features will be revealed mid-July, and will continue throughout the summer until the exterior launch at the end of August.