Volvo (finally) shows smart new XC90

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  1. The all-new XC90 ushers in a new platform architecture and design language for Volvo.
  2. The XC90 is due to hit South African shores during the second half of 2015.
  3. Prices have yet to be cast in stone but Volvo SA expects the range to start just below R800 000.
  4. The Rugged Luxury design kit aims for a rugged look with its matte black exterior trim, stainless steel skid plates, running boards with illumination and integrated exhaust pipes.
  5. The Urban Luxury package combines a colour-coded body kit with polished stainless steel details, front and rear skid plates and side scuff plates.
  6. This is the XC90 First Edition and Volvo is only making 1927 of them.
  7. The T8 plug-in hybrid boasts a system output of 295kW and CO2 emissions of just 60 grams per kilometre.
  8. One of its new safety innovations is automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming car.
  9. A highlight inside is the tablet-like touch-screen device that, Volvo says, represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of internet-based services.
  10. The XC90 has space for seven and its maker is promising class-leading comfort for those in the third row.

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