2015 Volvo XC90 is an Ultra-Modern Dream SUV
Swedish automaker Volvo is best known for building some of the safest vehicles on the road. With the completely redesigned 2015 Volvo XC90, the automaker’s dedication to safety remains, but the company has gone the extra mile with its looks and technology.
The XC90 comes with details like the T-shaped LED running lights Volvo calls “Thor’s Hammer” and niceties throughout that look like they should be on the cover of Dwell magazine. The XC90 features a 12.3-inch digital display inside for the instruments in addition to an iPad-like center screen, which comes with Volvo’s first use of Apple CarPlay infotainment system. The in-dash display is designed to simplify radio, navigation and climate control functions.
The XC90 also has available four-zone climate control adjustability – two up front and for the two passenger rows in back. The modern atmosphere also comes with leather-lined seats, a shifter lever made of crystal glass and even small Swedish flags sewn into the seats to remind you where the XC90 was built.
The XC90 also comes with a suite of safety technology firsts, including automatic braking if its driver mistakenly turns into the direction of another vehicle.
It has plenty of power, too, courtesy of a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine that produces 316 horsepower (or that same engine paired with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that’s good for 400 horsepower). Front- or all-wheel drive is also available.
“Volvo’s drive for safety has paid dividends for consumers,” said Jeff Schroeder, Mercury Insurance senior product manager. “A safe vehicle can bring peace-of-mind, but it could also bring lower insurance costs, too. Check with your local Mercury agent to see how much you could save by insuring your brand new XC90.”
Volvo’s long-term goal is to create solutions that prevent accidents before they happen. Volvo could be well on its way with the 2015 XC90 – and it looks good doing it.
About the author:
Jacob Brown covers the automotive industry and has written for Motor Trend, Automotive.com and Automobile Magazine. When asked about how many cars he’s driven, he said that he lost count somewhere in the hundreds.