Volvo Car Corporation has opened its order books for the all-new Volvo XC90.
Customers who have already placed orders with dealers will have their order accepted by the factory and become the some of the first to have their vehicle delivered.
The XC90 is built on Volvo’s brand new SPA chassis. Designed under the leadership of Thomas Ingenlath, the new vehicle shows the new design direction of Volvo Cars, together with its new interior and centre-piece with tablet style centre touchscreen.
The model sees the introduction into the UK of the 315bhp T6 petrol engine and the addition in the availability of the auxiliary heater on the D5. The auxiliary heater, standard on the T8 twin engine, allows the driver to pre-condition the vehicle cabin to a set temperature so that it is ready for when the car is required.
It is also the first car to be powered solely by Volvo’s new Drive-E engine range and is available with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) D5 222bhp diesel, AWD T6 315bhp petrol or an AWD T8 twin engine petrol plug-in hybrid with 394bhp.
Amongst the first orders to be placed were the lucky 1927 owners of the First Edition, 53 of them being from the UK.