It’s finally here: the all-new Volvo XC90, a car that has long been rumored to help transcend the modern SUV marketplace. And if first glances are any indication, then that is exactly what this vehicle will do.
Let’s start with the exterior, where the new model is a stark contrast to the XC90’s of yesteryear. For the most part, this is a positive, as the newest iteration combines modernity with sleekness to produce something powerful and futuristic, yet still rugged and sexy. Volvo has chosen the all-new XC90 to unveil a new iron mark logo, which is far more prominent than on past models. Attached to a large grill, with a notable diagonal slash across it, the new XC90 seems to wear the Volvo badge with a little more pride than prior models; a sign that the brand is evolving into something truly worth being proud of.
The exterior is highlighted by the headlights, which feature LED daytime running lights in a sideways T-design, earning them the labeling as “Thor’s Hammer” lights by Volvo. It’s a creative touch, but more importantly, it works. From the front and the front three-quarter, the XC90 is a true beauty; it’s a gem in the sometimes bland world of luxury SUVs. The back takes a little bit more getting used to: it’s clunky and awkward from a few angles, but refined and sporty from others. The taillights – traditional Volvo wagon style – work incredibly well, while the angles of the trunk fall a little flat.
Full details on the 2015 Volvo XC90 can be found here.
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