Why ads?

2016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled

By on May 27, 2014 5:04 PM
Share this article
2016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled2016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 12016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 22016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 32016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 42016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 52016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 62016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 72016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 82016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 92016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 102016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 112016 Volvo XC90 interior unveiled 12

Although a full exterior reveal on the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV won't happen until late August, the automaker has released the first images of the vehicle's production interior. Inspired, yet toned down from the dramatic look of the Volvo Concept Estate that debuted in Geneva, the second-generation XC90 does retain many of the upscale cues found in that one-off, including the innovative tablet-style center touch display that serves as the core of Volvo's new simplified man-machine interface. Capable of recognizing and responding to a full range of swipe/stretch/pinch gestures, it relies on proprietary software to enhance functionality while eliminating the normal array of buttons and switches. However, Volvo wisely retains conventional direct-access controls for things like radio volume, hazard warning, play/pause and window heaters. 

Also: The Class of 2015 -- New Vehicles Ready to Roll

The new XC90 will have the most luxurious appointments ever seen on any volume-built Volvo. Complementing what's expected -- supple Nappa leather upholstery, fine wood accents and brushed aluminum trim -- this upscale 7-passenger SUV also will feature distinctive touches like diamond-cut controls for its pushbutton start/stop and drive-mode selectors plus an available crystal gear-lever knob handcrafted by noted Swedish glassmaker Orrefors. Other primo touches include available 4-zone climate control along with enhanced in-vehicle connectivity via Apple's CarPlay system with full iPod/iPad integration.

Also: 10 Best Luxury SUVs

All-new seating

A new generation of ergonomically designed seats promises to be a highpoint of the 2016 Volvo XC90. Even the standard front buckets will have a full range of power adjustments including side bolsters, multipoint-lumbar support and lower-cushion extensions, while full ventilation and a massage feature will be optional. For those who demand even more, optional Contour seats offer an extra measure of lateral support. As the first vehicle to be based on Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture, the new XC90 also will impress its second- and third-row passengers with increased overall comfort, superior space and class-leading ease of entry/access. 

Although the company plans to start shipments early next year, Volvo will continue to roll out more information on the 2016 XC90 starting in July. Next up will be additional details on the XC90's safety and interior air quality management systems, followed by chassis and powertrain particulars before the wraps come off of its exterior. We'll keep you posted.

More Premium SUVs and Crossovers...

The 2014 BMW X5 receives significant upgrades 

The GMC Yukon and Denali SUVs are all-new for 2015

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs have been fully redesigned 



Share this article