Volvo has confirmed that it will launch a new XC90 in 2014, some 13 years after the original first went into production.
The new luxury SUV will be the first model built on the new SPA (Scaleable Platform Architecture) that will underpin the next generation of its S60, V70, XC60 and S80 models.
The new XC90 will also use Volvo’s new generation of downsized, four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engines, all of which will be available in petrol and diesel forms.
The company recently released a series of teaser renderings of the next XC90, each distinctly different. The boldest of these features the wide grille design that made its debut on the Concept Universe saloon at the 2011 Shanghai motor show shortly after Volvo was bought by Geely.
The other designs included a rakish, elegantly wedged XC90, together with two more evolutionary proposals. There is no clue yet as to which design Volvo will pursue, but the next XC90 is expected to be at least as practical as the original but with a more luxurious interior.