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Volvo Cars Malaysia rode on the back of the global premiere of the all-new Volvo XC90, without actually displaying the newest large SUV. Accordingly, the domestic debut of the XC90 would only happen next August. In March, we highlighted that Volvo Malaysia had intended to announce details of the XC90 in August, which they did fulfill in today’s global announcement.

The new-generation Volvo XC90 is the first to carry the Swedish marque’s Iron Mark identity, which has the iconic arrow elegantly aligned with the diagonal slash across the front grille. Together with the T-shaped “Thor’s Hammer” DRLs, the iron mark introduces an entirely new, distinctive and confident face for Volvo’s forthcoming generation of cars. On top of that, the larger bonnet, beltline and sharpened shoulders give the large SUV a unique profile. The new light housings blend surprisingly well to the articulated the car’s rear-end design. Complimenting the exterior motif is none other than the large wheel sizes, which go up to 22 inches. Options to spruce up the XC90 include the Urban Luxury and Rugged Luxury kits. The Urban luxury kit comprises color coordinated body kit with polished stainless steel front deco frames, front and rear skid plates and side scuff plates, and the 21-inch exclusive polished wheels. The Rugged option has tech matte black exterior trim, stainless steel skid plates, running boards with illumination and integrated exhaust pipes, and the massive 22-inch wheels.

Volvo XC90’s luxurious interior spurred by the B & W  entertainment module

The interior of the XC90 is said to be the most luxurious to have been designed for a Volvo vehicle, taking its predominant cues from the Swedish marque’s country of origin. Striking interior features include a tablet-like touch screen control console, soft leather and wood finishing, a crystal glass gear lever by Orrefors, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control. In the audio department, the Volvo XC90 (top flight version) takes on a B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) 19-speaker with 1,400 watt amplifier and air-ventilated subwoofer. Seats are spread out nicely to fit up to 7 adults, even in the second and third rows.

In the engine department, the Volvo XC90 is incorporated with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder bi-turbo Drive-E powertrain. Volvo estimates the output to produce around 400 horsepower and emits 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle).

Being an automotive brand with a safety conscious mind, the XC90 is loaded with a host of features, including two world’s first safety technologies: a run-off road protection package and auto brake at intersection capability. Other pertinent features are self-tighten front seat belts, automatic braking, City safety and more  to be revealed in due process.

Volvo XC90 starts production in February 2015

Production of the XC90 starts in February 2015 in Volvo’s home country, thereafter sales of the large SUV ensues the following month. Volvo Cars M’sia should be able to announce a price indication from July next year.

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