27 Aug '14, 2pm

Volvo XC90 Gets Four-Cylinder Plug-In Power, Enhanced Safety

Volvo XC90 Gets Four-Cylinder Plug-In Power, Enhanced Safety

Volvo finally pulled the sheets off its new three-row XC90 SUV yesterday, and the initial details are pretty interesting. First, Volvo maintained a much more square-edged silhouette compared to the sweeping shapes adopted by its rivals. The front grille uses the company’s updated grille, which now incorporates the updated Volvo badge. The headlights also have the T-shaped “Thor’s Hammer” LED running lights, which are subtle ways of playing up the company’s Swedish heritage. While markets outside North America will get diesel engine options, in the US, Volvo is sticking with gasoline, for now. The XC90 T6 will use the new 2.0-liter “twin-charged” four-cylinder — meaning both turbocharged and supercharged — with 316 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque. No word on how many speeds in the presumably automatic transmission, but we do know every XC90 will come with all-wheel...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/volvo-xc90-gets-four-cylinder-p...

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