The new 2016 Volvo XC90 has been fully redesigned with a new look, a new body structure and more efficient powertrains. The Volvo XC90 SUV marks the first comprehensive redesign since its debut in 2003. 2016 Volvo XC90 has the outgoing version ancient by today’s standards – models typically visits the surgeon about every five years. Advanced security and understated style has long Volvo strengths, but the rapid development and expansion of the large crossover SUV class means the old Volvo XC90 was no longer the hip, bulletproof icon it used.
2016 Volvo XC90 Design
The 2016 XC90 puts Volvo right back in the game. The more assertive styling, with its larger grille, aggressive lower air intake and slimmer headlights, manages to be modern without compromising its identity as a Volvo. A redesigned interior fuses leather, wood and even Swedish crystal glass for a cabin with high-luxury feel, a theme reinforced by an available Bowers & Wilkins audio system with 19 speakers.
2016 Volvo XC90 Engine
Under the hood, the 2016 XC90 get the company’s new four-cylinder engine that is both supercharged and turbocharged. Making 316 horsepower in this application, it comes coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volvo is also introducing a plug-in hybrid version based on the same engine that an estimated 394 kW will make to accelerate be from zero to 60 mph in under 6 seconds and capable of only covering 17 miles on electric power . Although official figures are not yet available, the fuel consumption for the plug-in hybrid better than any other seven-passenger may be crossover or other luxury.
2016 Volvo XC90 Safety
Of course, the XC90 2016 showcases Volvo’s latest safety advances. Collision detection with automatic braking is standard and now includes a feature that brakes apply when the driver tried to turn in front of an oncoming car, like a hybrid. Still to reduce subsystem service shock-absorbing seat cushions and self-promotion of seatbelts to potential spinal injuries when the vehicle careens off the road.
Those shopping for a seven-passenger premium brand crossover have many choices. The Acura MDX is a top contender with his strong performance, sharp handling and plenty of high-end features. The same can be said of the BMW X5, which also offers a sober diesel engine option. For a crossover with more space, the Buick Enclave and Mercedes-Benz GL-class and boasts very spacious interiors with third-row seats adult friendly. But the 2016 Volvo XC90, rediscovered and new life, is a worthy competitor for the model year 2016.