Volvo XC90 now officially priced
After months of teasing since its worldwide unveiling last year, Volvo has officially released full pricing and spec details of its eagerly awaited second generation XC90.
Recipient of numerous industry awards since its launch, the newcomer also ushers in the Chinese-owned Swedish manufacturer’s latest design language, dubbed Iron Mask, and range of 2.0-litre (1,969 cc) Drive-E four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with a plug-in hybrid scheduled for next year.
Touted as the “world's most powerful and cleanest seat-seat premium SUV” the XC90 is also the first model to use Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture platform with all models featuring the marque’s new Sensus control infotainment system, which uses cloud-based applications operated via the tablet-like touchscreen display, steering wheel control interface or on-board voice recognition system.
Made-up of five models with the option of three new spec levels, all connected to an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, the XC90 will initially be made available in range topping all-wheel drive T6 petrol and D5 diesel guises, with an entry level AWD T5 and front-wheel drive only D4 arriving later this year.
Available in base Momentum and mid-range Inscription spec levels, the D4 utilises a twin-turbo setup to produce 140 kW and 400 N.m of torque, with Volvo claiming a 0-100 km/h time of 9.2 secs and top speed of 206 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is a claimed 5.2 L/100 km and emissions at 136 g/km.
Moving one up, the D5 uses the same drivetrain setup but can also be specified in range topping R-Design spec with power rising to 165 kW and 470 N.m of torque. Top speed is claimed at 220 km/h with the 0-100 km/h dash over in 7.8 secs. Fuel consumption is rated at 5.8 L/100 km and emissions at 152 g/km.
On the petrol side, the T5 can also be have with the same range of spec levels as the D5, but makes do with a single turbo setup to churn out 187 kW and 350 N.m of torque. Volvo claims it will complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 8.2 secs before topping out at 215 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is 7.6 L/100 km and emissions of 176 g/km.
Completing the petrol line-up, the T6 adds a supercharger to the T5’s turbo only setup for a total output of 235 kW and 400 N.m of torque. Top speed is 230 k/h with the 0-100 km/h over in 6.5 secs. Volvo claims a combined consumption rating of 8.0 L/100 km and emissions of 186 g/km.
Arriving in the first quarter of 2016, the new T8 uses the same drivetrain setup as the T6, but adds a rear-mounted 65 kW lithium-ion battery pack for a total output of 300 kW and 640 N.m of torque. Top speed is pegged at 230 km/h but the TwinEngine layout allows it to reach 100 km/h in 5.2 sec with fuel consumption being a measly 2.1 L/100 km and emissions just 49 g/km.
A five year / 100 000 km warranty and service plan is standard on all models.
|D4 Momentum Geartronic||140 kW / 400 N.m||R804 000|
|D4 Inscription Geartronic||140 kW / 400 N.m||R844 600|
|D5 Momentum Geartronic AWD||165 kW / 470 N.m||R853 200|
|D5 Inscription Geartronic AWD||165 kW / 470 N.m||R893 900|
|D5 R-Design Geartronic AWD||165 kW / 470 N.m||R914 600|
|T5 Momentum Geartronic AWD||187 kW / 350 N.m||R827 400|
|T5 Inscription Geartronic AWD||187 kW / 350 N.m||R868 000|
|T5 R-Design Geartronic AWD||187 kW / 350 N.m||R888 700|
|T6 Momentum Geartronic AWD||235 kW / 400 N.m||R867 000|
|T6 Inscription Geartronic AWD||235 kW / 400 N.m||R907 600|
|T6 R-Design Geartronic AWD||235 kW / 400 N.m||R928 300|
|T8 Momentum Geartronic AWD||300 kW / 640 N.m||R1 005 100|
|T8 Inscription Geartronic AWD||300 kW / 640 N.m||R1 042 000|
|T8 R-Design Geartronic AWD||300 kW / 640 N.m||R1 066 400|
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