First spy shots of next-generation XC90 have emerged from Northern Europe.
Volvo brought no less than six facelifted models to the Geneva Motor Show this year. Notable by its absence however was the XC90 as after ten years on the market Volvo has decided it’s time for an all-new model. The new 2014 XC90 SUV will be the first of a host of new models the Swedish carmaker will roll out over the next few years based on its new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) modular platform. And these spy shots, taken on an ice track in Northern Sweden, show the new Volvo XC90 for the first time.
While it may look strikingly similar to today's XC70, when it’s ready for launch it will have totally new styling. The test mule is being used to hide Volvo's latest tech, including its new four-cylinder engines that will come with direct injection, turbocharging and hybrid systems, and a newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission. Sitting wider and with a longer wheelbase, the new XC90 will be bigger than the current model with a roomier interior and continue to be available as a seven-seater. The new Volvo XC90 was originally slated to launch in late 2014, but delays have pushed that back to the start of 2015.