The next-gen 2021 Volvo XC90 is in the works at the Volvo’s new U.S. plant. According to officials, the new model will bring more improvements and advanced level 4 autonomous driving systems. This technology is present in many nowadays Teslas vehicles.
No doubt, the new Volvo XC90 will be more attractive, and it will feature better safety than before. The interior will also be refreshed, and we can expect more luxury inside. Plug-in model is still the best choice, and it provides 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque.
2021 Volvo XC90 Exterior Redesign
The upcoming 2021 Volvo XC90 will get a mid-cycle refreshment. So, there will no be significant facelift that has been rumored. The exterior remains to be elegant and dominated. The front of this SUV is one of the most attractive on the market. Moreover, this is primarily thanks to T-shaped LED running lights, dubbed “Thor’s Hammer,” and significant grille with a large Volvo emblem floating in the middle.
Even the rear end could get various improvements and refreshments. Hands-free tailgate and stylish 19-inch alloy wheels are offered as standard equipment.
Interior Design and Technology
Inside, the all-new 2021 Volvo XC90 will introduce more changes than the XC60 model. There will be many improvements inside. However, from some gossip, the interior layout will largely remain. Like before, Volvo XC90 will come with three rows of seats and with enough cargo space behind. The third row has decent legroom and is still best suited for children.
The design inside is a game-changer, and most Volvos models will use the same arrangement. The standard model features a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument display and improved safety with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane mitigation systems, and a new child safety seat system. New leather upholstery will be available on upper trims as the 600-watt Harman Kardon audio system, 4-zone climate control and so on.
The highlight of the new Volvo XC90 will be a level 4 Autonomous Driving System or also called the self-driving system. This technology is smart enough to drive passengers without driver’s influence.
The approaching 2021 Volvo XC90 won’t suffer any changes under the hood. The same 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine still powers this SUV. Under the current model, this turbocharged powertrain produces 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The next engine is a 2.0-liter supercharged/turbocharged inline-4 that powers the famous T6 AWD model. This unit delivers 320 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Both powertrains will use the same 8-speed automatic gearbox.
T8 AWD Model
The Swedish automaker will also use the same hybrid system as before. The T8 AWD will get a mix of 2.0-liter with an electric motor and the battery package. The total net output of this model is 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque.
The driving range won’t be that impressive, according to numerous reports. This model on a full charge can travel only 18 millages. Towing of the new XC90 SUV is rated up to 5,000 with the models T6, T8, and T5 AWD. However, the base model can only pull 4,000 pounds.
2021 Volvo XC90 Price and Release Date
The price of the upcoming Swedish flagship model 2021 Volvo XC90 will undoubtedly be higher than last year. The manufacturer will bring to this SUV more standard features and some tweaks inside. So, we can assume that the starting price of around $51,000 is more than enough.
Basically, if one goes for the range-topping trim model, the price will jump to $80,000. XC90 SUV will also get a level 4 autonomous system that will be optional, and it will not be pocket-friendly. Volvo’s newest flagship SUV will be available to purchase sometime this year.