Volvo's next rolling living room will hit US showrooms in April starting at $48,900. Don't hold your breath for diesels or a manual gearbox, but the most powerful plug-in hybrid T8 is coming to America, with Apple CarPlay and Android support to follow soon.
The new XC90 is a big deal for Volvo, and not just in terms of its sheer size. It's a car that was designed to take America by storm and redefine the SUV segment, regaining Volvo's reputation for greatness. It's also the first messenger of a very different Volvo era.
If you look closely enough, you can see that the car wears a reshaped badge. That's justified by the fact that it's also got a brand new chassis built using a self-developed, scalable architecture, a new drivetrain using only four-cylinder turbo engines and electric motors, a new interior with a vertical touchscreen center console with almost no buttons, plus a bunch of safety features that we also haven't seen before.
The XC90 will hit US showrooms in April. The base will be $48,900 for the all-wheel drive T6 with 320 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. They're also going to sell 1927 "First Edition" cars exclusively through their website starting Sept 3. These will be maxed out T6s with special badges for $65,900.