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Cars August, 26 2014

Volvo Unveils XC90

Chinese-owned Swedish car manufacturer Volvo unveils their latest effort, the XC90. The seven-seat luxury SUV acts as a vessel for the brand’s relaunch, incorporating a range of new technologies and utilizing its new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) technology. Under the hood, drivers will find a 316 hp, two-liter turbocharged and supercharged AWD engine. Both a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability bring the vehicle to the forefront of safety with the former detecting what is happening causing the front safety belts to tighten to keep the occupants in position. The latter, meanwhile, provides automatic breaking should the Volvo driver start to turn in front of an oncoming car that is going quicker than expected.

Inside, you’ll find a tablet-like touchscreen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system. This system is almost completely button-free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services.

Full details on pricing will be announced at a later date but a well-equipped XC90 T6
AWD will have a starting price of $48,900. The XC90 T6 AWD will come standard with such features such as navigation, 19″ wheels, a power laminated panoramic sunroof and car connectivity. Take a look into the car above and download the launch day app for iPhone and Android here.

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