We were one of the first few to report that Volvo was working on a new version of the XC90. It can be said that Volvo has been trying to infuse a new life in its product lineup with the recent launches. The XC60 and the S60 are both completely new, or rather new products. However, the XC90, which has traditionally been one of the largest selling cars for the company had started to look slightly dated and needed to be revamped. The 2013 model gets a new look along with an enhanced roster of standard features. The result is the most significantly updated XC90 since its launch a decade ago as one of the first luxury crossover SUVs.
The XC90 now looks sleeker and lower and LED daytime running lights enhance the premium touch. The XC90 3.2 also gets a silver front bumper bar, chrome taillight trim, silk matte exterior rearview mirrors, air intake décor trim and 18-inch “Thalia” alloy wheels. New colour choices on offer include Twilight Bronze metallic and Flaminco Red metallic.
On the inside, the XC90 3.2’s gets silver aluminum sprinkled at some of the places, white instrumentation lighting and a leather strap on the tailgate. The high end variants also get leather seating surfaces, red wood inlays, gearshift knob and Executive floor mats. All variants of the XC90s now come with rain sensor windshield wipers and headlight washers.
The high end Platinum trim level comes with Volvo Premium Sound System with Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound, 650 watts output from 12 speakers, a Navigation System with real time traffic, remote control and Map Care plus a rear park assist camera.
The optional Climate Package includes heated front seats and an Interior Air Quality System (IAQS).
Individual options for the XC90 feature a dual screen rear seat entertainment system, Volvo’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), new 18-inch “Situla” alloy wheels for the 3.2 (without Premier Plus or Platinum) and various hues of metallic paint
Suggestive price list-
XC90 3.2: $39,500
XC90 3.2 Premier Plus: $42,000
XC90 3.2 Platinum: $44,700
XC90 3.2 R-Design: $42,300
XC90 3.2 R-Design Premier Plus: $42,700
XC90 3.2 R-Design Platinum: $45,400