Autocar UK has unveiled the future roadmap of Volvo starting from 2014. The first new car to come from the Swedish car maker will be the successor to the very dated XC90 next year. The 2015 XC90 will be launched next year and will come with class leading features and specs.
The new XC90 will be based on the Volvo Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) and will be powered by a new family of Volvo Environmental Architecture (VEA) four cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The transmission options consist of two manual transmissions and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The all new XC90 will have tight overhands and will feature a very modern design.
Volvo targets to finish this year with 420,000 cars and sell 800,000 cars worldwide around the year 2020.
The other three products too will be based in the Volvo Scalable Platform Architecture and will be powered by completely new products.
It is being said that all Volvo engines in the future will be four cylinder units that will produce 140-280 bhp (petrol) and 120-230 bhp (diesel).The carmaker currently has no plans to offer V6 or V8 engines on new vehicles.
The next generation of the XC90 will be followed by the all new S80 saloon, V80 estate and a short wheelbase 2+2 coupe based on the S80 platform. The coupe will be called C80. While the Volvo S80 replacement and V80 are expected to be launched in 2015, the C80 2+2 coupe will be released only in 2016.
Source – Autocar.co.uk