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by Tim Beissmann

 

The first all-new Volvo XC90 in 13 years has landed in local showrooms.

Prices for Volvo’s second-generation XC90 line-up are unchanged from the initial announcement in October 2014, ranging from $89,950 to $122,950 before on-road costs.

The local range comprises seven variants, offering Australian customers the choice of three powertrains (D5 diesel, T6 petrol and T8 plug-in hybrid petrol) and three trim levels (Momentum, Inscription and R-Design).

The pricing positions the base Volvo XC90 Momentum D5 within $1000 of the entry all-wheel-drive versions of the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport, with the Swedish brand clearly pitching its new seven-seater up against the best luxury SUVs from Germany and England. The first-generation XC90 was available from as little as $69,590 late in its life.

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In the country now are the D5 and T6 powertrains and the Momentum and Inscription trims. The T8 drivetrain and R-Design trim will arrive in the final quarter of the year.

Highlights of the Momentum trim level include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display and 9.0-inch central touchscreen, Sensus Navigation with voice control and a high-performance audio system, Wi-Fi connectivity, front and rear parking sensors and a reverse-view camera, LED auto bending lights with active high beam, 19-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, and City Safety with vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and intersection mitigation and brake support.

An extra $7000 for the Inscription equipment line adds 20-inch alloys, keyless entry with hands-free tailgate opening, IntelliSafe Surround with blind-spot information system and cross-traffic alert and rear collision warning, Comfort Nappa leather upholstery, and a number of other trim enhancements.

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An extra $1000 affords the R-Design, which gains 20-inch matt black diamond-cut R-Design alloys, R-Design perforated comfort Nappa leather upholstery, personal drive mode steering settings, paddleshifters, and exclusive R-Design trim highlights. The flagship T8 R-Design uniquely gets an Orrefors crystal gear lever, an electric panoramic sunroof and a tyre repair kit.

All 2016 Volvo XC90 variants feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission that drive all four wheels.

D5 variants get a 165kW/470Nm twin-turbocharged diesel engine that accelerates from 0-100km/h in a claimed 7.8 seconds and uses 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle.

T6 models ($4000 more than the D5) get a turbocharged and supercharged 235kW/400Nm petrol engine, hit 100km/h from rest in 6.5 seconds and consume 8.5L/100km combined.

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The T8 plug-in hybrid ($21,000 more than the T6 R-Design) takes the T6 engine and adds a 65kW/240Nm electric motor. The extra power and torque shaves almost a second off its sprint time (0-100km/h in 5.6sec) and lower fuel consumption to 2.1L/100km (measured to European standards).

CarAdvice is currently at the launch of the 2016 Volvo XC90. Stay tuned for our first Australian drive review, coming soon.

Update: Read our 2016 Volvo XC90 review here.

2016 Volvo XC90 pricing (before on-road costs):
D5 Momentum $89,950
D5 Inscription $96,950
D5 R-Design $97,950
T6 Momentum $93,950
T6 Inscription $100,950
T6 R-Design $101,950
T8 R-Design $122,950

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Key options:
CD player $160 (D5 and T6)
Digital radio $500
Bowers & Wilkins Sensus premium sound system $4500
360-degree camera $1750
Head-up display $1900
Heated front seats $375
Heated rear seats $400
Ventilated Nappa leather upholstery $2950
Leather dashboard and upper door panels $2500
Metallic paint $1750
22-inch alloy wheels (R-Design only) $3825
Panoramic sunroof (D5 and T6) $2950
IntelliSafe Assist (includes adaptive cruise control with pilot assist, lane keeping aid, queue assist, distance alert, speed limiter) $2600
Driver Support Pack (includes 360-degree camera, head-up display and IntelliSafe Assist) $4000

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2016 Volvo XC90 powertrains:
D5
2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine
Eight-speed automatic transmission
165kW at 4250rpm
470Nm at 1750-2500rpm
0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds
6.2L/100km combined cycle fuel consumption

T6
2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine
Eight-speed automatic transmission
235kW at 5700rpm
400Nm at 2200-5400rpm
0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds
8.5L/100km combined cycle fuel consumption

T8
2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine plus electric motor
Eight-speed automatic transmission
235kW at 5700rpm (engine) plus 65kW at 7000rpm (electric motor)
400Nm at 2200-5400rpm (engine) plus 240Nm at 0-3000rpm (electric motor)
0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds
2.1L/100km combined cycle fuel consumption (based on European testing)

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2016 Volvo XC90 standard features model-by-model
Momentum
AUX, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity
Road sign information
Sensus Navigation with voice control and high-performance audio system
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display and 9.0-inch central touchscreen
Front and rear parking sensors
Reverse-view camera
Semi-automatic load cover
Integrated booster cushions in second row
Power-adjustable front seats with memory settings
Leather upholstery
Matt aluminium roof rails
19-inch alloy wheels
LED auto bending lights with active high beam
Four-zone climate control (includes third row)
Rain-sensing wipers
City Safety with vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and intersection mitigation and brake support
Cruise control
Driver alert control and lane-departure warning
Electronic stability control
Seven airbags

Inscription (adds over Momentum):
Comfort Nappa leather upholstery
Illuminated metal tread plates
Metal mesh décor inlays (Inscription only)
Colour-coordinated door handles with illumination and puddle lights (Inscription only)
Colour-coordinated sills and bumpers (Inscription only)
Dual integrated tailpipes
Gloss aluminium roof rails
20-inch alloy wheels
High-level interior illumination
Leather-wrapped key
Keyless entry with hands-free tailgate opening (Inscription only)
IntelliSafe Surround (includes blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert and rear collision warning)

D5/T6 R-Design (adds over Inscription):
Drive mode personal settings for power steering
Paddleshifters
Charcoal headliner
R-Design perforated comfort Nappa leather upholstery
R-Design carbonfibre interior inlays
Matt silver mirrors
Silk metal side window surrounds
20-inch matt black diamond-cut R-Design alloy wheels

T8 Twin-engine R-Design (adds over D5/T6 R-Design):
Orrefors crystal gear lever
Tyre repair kit
Electric panoramic sunroof




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