The Volvo XC90 SUV shot the scene in 2003 with a series of innovations in the premium SUV segment. Now, four years later, Volvo Car Corporation is introducing more XC90 with its fixed on the segment to the next level.
"We are moving deliberately upward in the premium segment. To make the highly successful XC90 even more attractive, we have raised the luxury quotient of the vehicle and passenger car like comfort," says Fredrik Arp, President and CEO Volvo Cars.
The new 2012 XC90 is intended to strengthen Volvo Cars' position in an SUV market that has received rave reviews vehicle, quickly becoming "The Next Generation SUV."
"We have listened keenly to our customers and refined the vehicle to improve our competitive position on both sides of the Atlantic. We already have a winning concept, so the goal was to refine rather than making major changes, "said Jean Arp. "Lines improved, more sophisticated materials and a better driving experience without compromising on safety requirements and good environmental performance of the powertrain," says Arp.
A new, enhanced Volvo XC90 will start production in spring 2006, arriving in showrooms in the United States during the summer. In the United States is still the largest single market model, which account for 50 percent of total sales.
New, advanced in-line six engine
Since the introduction XC90 engines are gradually refined, resulting in entirely new engine variants.
Replacing the power of 208, five-cylinder turbo will be a new 3.2-liter inline six. The new engine uses the latest technology to keep the same exterior dimensions and fuel consumption as a five-cylinder unit.
The engine, which consists primarily of aluminum, is rated at 235 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2007 XC90 is available with V8 Volvo compactness and energy efficiency (311 hp, 325 lb / ft of torque). The two lines of six and V8 engines will be mated to a six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission and the Volvo AWD system with Instant Traction.
"With the state of the art six and eight cylinders in the United States, we will use a customer segment much broader," says Hans Wikman, Vice President Vehicle Line Large car at Volvo Car Corporation.
The valve train features Variable Cam Timing (VCT) and Cam Profile Switching (CPS) to control valve lift and duration on the inlet side - two key elements in providing the engine with excellent flexibility. CPS determines valve lift, the system checks the length of CTV over a wide operating range.
With CPS, the camshaft lifts the inlet valves at two different heights depending on engine speed and load. In normal driving butterfly with small openings and engine speed, fuel consumption is moderate, but torque is sufficient to provide good maneuverability.
Variable Intake System (VIS) allows adjustment of the intake manifold according to the current driving situation, which is used to extract the maximum power throughout the entire engine speed range.
Compact high-security incident
Although the 3.2-liter engine, but it is also very compact. Its small size allows the engine to occupy a minimal amount of space under the hood, which reduces the risk of intrusion into the cabin of a collision.
Exterior with slimmer, Scandinavian lines
The main objective of the design changes for 2007 XC90 was to create a more modern, Scandinavian style only. This is achieved through a series of changes, including a new grille with more chrome and bumpers with a greater degree of color coding. The taillights have been redesigned and the reflectors of the bumper are recessed in a chrome trim.
All versions of the XC90, are now color-coded side trim moldings and door handles. Optional internal lists new wheels are painted the color of the car body. Mirrors are partially stained and now integrates the repeater indicators. At the same time, a new indicator function has been put in place quickly to push the flashing turn indicator three times. This feature first appeared in the current generation of S40 and V50.
As an alternative to black roof rails, brushed aluminum can be specified as an option.
Interior with an elegant touch and more options, a number of changes have been implemented, giving the interior a more exclusive will. There are new color combinations and a wider range to choose from.
For example, increasing the interior with a high quality finish feel added to the new directory design. The most exclusive alternative is the new perforated leather cover with contrast stitching sewing Sovereign.
There are additional options in the form of a set of instruments with a watch dial-inspired design and an interior mirror with integrated compass.
The improved navigation system and world-class audio system The navigation system has been improved for better performance, ease of use and provides more information on the cities and places than before.
The sound of high-end Premium now includes an ICE power digital amplifier from Alpine and Dynaudio speakers. The new amplifier and speakers to further enhance the effectiveness of Dolby Surround Pro Logic II for a truly world-class audio.
In systems of high performance and high quality is now possible to play music CDs in MP3 and WMA (Windows Media Audio). All audio systems will be equipped with an extra input (AUX) for connecting external devices such as an iPod.
Volvo XC90 is a modern SUV, built like a car with a monocoque body, effective deformation / energy absorption zones, a low center of gravity and advanced systems to minimize the risk of injury, no matter what situation or collision . In addition, the XC90 has multiple advanced systems to prevent accidents in the first place.
Active Bi-Xenon headlights to promote better visibility when driving on winding roads dark, Bi-Xenon headlamp beams to manipulate the curve to follow the path. A microprocessor is used to measure and analyze multiple parameters (speed, steering angle, etc.) and optimize the lightweight design is perfect for these conditions. Headlamps can be rotated up to 15 degrees in either direction. Reducing energy consumption, the system automatically shuts off during the day.
It helps to protect someone is standing behind the car and support the parking, Volvo Cars presents Park Assist Camera. The system will not only give the driver an extra eye out, also shows the planned track when reversing the vehicle.
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