Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has released the first interior images of the all-new Volvo XC90, one of the most anticipated car introductions of recent years. The new interior is the most prestigious to have been designed for a Volvo, taking its inspiration from the country of Volvo’s birth, Sweden that has an international reputation for incorporating the latest technology with design, which is beautiful, clean and crafted from finest materials.
Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars said: “The most stunning feature is a tablet-like touchscreen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system.” This system – full details of which will be released at a later date – is virtually button free and symbolizes a completely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based services and products. It also helps create an interior, which is spacious, uncluttered and modern.
Robin Page, Interior Design Director at Volvo Car said: “The interior of Volvo XC90 combines materials such as a gear lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the famous Swedish glass maker, diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control and soft leather and wood with handcrafted details. “These details are designed to become the jewels of the interior. They add a bit of exclusive playfulness instead of pure functionality.”
Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development at Volvo Cars said: “The XC90 is the first Volvo to use the company’s SPA (Scalable Product Architecture), which creates a far wider range of design options, permits the inclusion of the latest safety features and connected in-car technologies and enhances driveability, while at the same time increasing interior space.” “Our new interior architecture is pure and uncluttered, while still radiating the sophisticated confidence and formality that luxury SUV customers expect.”
Volvo Cars already enjoys a reputation to provide the most comfortable seats in the industry. It improves this reputation by providing imaginatively designed seats, which also free up interior space for passengers both in the 2nd and 3rd seat rows, helping to make the new XC90 a genuine 7-seater. “Just like classic Scandinavian chairs, our new seats prove that seats don’t need a lot of thick padding to be comfortable. The full seat core has an ergonomic shape that resembles the human spine. A multitude of adjustment possibilities makes it possible for the individual user to create an ideal seating position,” added Mr. Page.
Individual Second Row Seats And More Space In The Third Row
The second row features three individual seats with recline adjustment. The sliding function can be used for creating more legroom for the passengers in the 3rd row or to increase loading space if the third row seats are folded flat. An integrated child booster cushion in the centre seat is optional.
All seven seats feature 3-point safety belts with pre-tensioners, and all the seat rows are covered by the enhanced Inflatable Curtain airbags in a rollover or side impact situation. The Volvo XC90 includes numerous storage options for the driver and all the passengers. All the seats in the second and third rows can be folded individually, which creates exceptional loading flexibility. The third row seats can also be specified with power operation.
Four-Zone Climate System
A fresh and pleasant interior climate is a vital part of wellbeing when driving. The Volvo XC90 can be specified with a 4-zone climate system with individual settings for the passengers in the front seats and in the second row. A separate air-conditioning unit for 3rd row is standard or optional depending on the market. Volvo Cars’ CleanZone air purification system, one of the most efficient on the market, has been further enhanced by adding a new filter for more efficient capture of small, harmful particles and pollen in the incoming air.