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by Tim Beissmann

Details of the new and updated Volvo models launching in Australia in 2015.

 

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Volvo XC90 – Mid 2015

More than a decade after the launch of the original XC90, Volvo’s second-generation luxury SUV arrives to rival the likes of the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Range Rover Sport.

Three powertrains will be available – 165kW/470Nm 2.0-litre D5 diesel, 236kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol, and 300kW/640Nm T8 ‘Twin Engine’ hybrid – along with three trim levels (Momentum, Inscription and R-Design), with prices ranging from $89,950 to $122,950 before on-road costs.

The 2015 XC90 boasts safety features such as automatic braking at intersections and run off road protection which Volvo claims are world firsts, along with a luxurious interior with high quality materials and a new infotainment system with an expansive portrait-aligned touchscreen.

Read more about the Volvo XC90.

 

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Volvo V60 Cross Country – Second half 2015

Volvo will expand its off-road-ready brigade in the back half of 2015 with the V60 Cross Country.

Compared with the V60 wagon on which it’s based, the Cross Country version boasts an extra 65mm of ground clearance, front and rear metal skid plates, wheel arch extensions and revised sills, while torque vectoring, corner traction control and optional all-wheel drive should ensure it does more than just look the part.

Front-drive models will be paired with 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, while all-wheel-drive versions will get larger five-cylinder turbo units.

Expect pricing to start from approximately $65,000.

Read more about the Volvo V60 Cross Country.




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