About damn time.
Waiting 12 years in between generations, as Volvo has done with the XC90 is quite an unusual thing. But we won't get too down on Volvo for it, partly because the old design was good enough that the SUV wasn't looking nearly as dated as it could have, and also because the new design is very attractively understated in a way that Volvo has shown to be effective. The second generation Volvo XC90 is longer and taller, despite having a lower ride height.
LED accents make for a much more modern looking exterior, just as the tablet-style touch screen modernizes the wood and leather interior. A number of engines are offered, including gasoline and diesel options, as well as a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.