IAB Report – India-bound 2015 Volvo XC90 stars in a dark forest teaser [Video]
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
To be unveiled on August 27
The 2015 Volvo XC90, first of the newly developed products from the Swedish carmaker, has been teased in a new video. The film shows the XC90 driving through a thick forest at night before emerging on a series of twisties.
[Head to Youtube if you can’t watch the video.]
All along, only the illuminated headlamps of the flagship SUV are visible and the video ends with the unveiling date – August 27. Interestingly, the date coincides with the start of the Moscow Motor Show 2014, though Volvo have said that the SUV will be shown at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The automaker has fully revealed the interior of the second gen XC90, setting the path for upcoming Volvos to follow. The recent teaser image also showed the SUV’s “Thor’s Hammer” LED daytime running lights. The design was previewed by the Concept XC Coupe that was unveiled at NAIAS earlier this year.
Underpinned by the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) which will form the backbone of the brand’s future strategy, the Audi Q7 rival will benefit from the new VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) engine family of downsized four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The most powerful variant is a 2.0-litre turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine paired to a hybrid system to produce 400 PS (394.3 bhp).
Competitors: Mercedes GL Class, BMW X5, Audi Q7
Expected Price: INR 70-90 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date in India: Mid 2015