Volvo Car Group announced today that the new Volvo XC90 will be available at Mzansi dealerships with the T6 and D5 derivatives from 01 August.
The D4 and T5 derivatives will be available toward the end of 2015 and T8 to arrive during first half of 2016.
Taking the best of Volvo’s innovative safety systems and adding to that list, the XC90 comes fully equipped with the IntelliSafe package as standard, delivering two world firsts – Run-off Road Protection, and Auto Brake at Intersections.
The introduction of Twin Engine technology in the XC90, which was developed in cooperation with Siemens, sets a new benchmark in terms of efficient performance in the luxury SUV segment.
Volvo Cars has a long history of electrification – the first hybrid concept car (the ECC) was produced back in 1992. Volvo Cars also introduced the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid in the V60 sportswagon in 2011.
Volvo Cars has developed advanced and engaging ride and handling characteristics for the XC90 in Volvo’s new state-of-the-art chassis simulation lab. The results speak for themselves. The new Volvo XC90 delivers a smooth and nimble character in the city, an engaging drive on country roads and a comfortably solid presence on the highway.
Featuring a complete re-imagination of traditional in-car controls, the XC90 driver interface is based on touch screen technology and an intuitively tiled menu system that takes the effort out of personalisation and interaction.
Volvo’s Sensus control system, delivers true connectivity with a range of useful cloud-based applications and services which can be operated via the touch screen, through steering wheel controls, or via the advanced on-board voice control system.
With the all-new XC90, Volvo Cars is introducing a whole new trim level system, which resembles a tree with two branches. Kinetic is the base, followed by the very competitive Momentum level.
Inscription and R-Design form the two branches on the tree. The Inscription package is designed for customers that want an elegant look and a luxurious experience, while R-Design has a sporty and dynamic aura.
The South African line-up will consist of Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design derivatives.