New engines for revised XC90
20 April 2006

Volvo has revealed details of its revised XC90, which introduces mild styling tweaks and two new engines to the range.

The external differences are minor - a new grille, bumpers, rear lights, door mirrors (with integrated side indicators) and colour-coded side trim and door handles. Under the bonnet, though, Volvo is replacing the current 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder and T6 engines with the new 3.2-litre, 234bhp straight six from the S80 saloon, and the 4.4-litre 310bhp V8 from the same model. The 182bhp turbodiesel will still be available.

Inside, the XC90 features a new 650-watt audio system, a satellite navigation system that uses a hard disk instead of DVD for quicker access times, a park assist camera and bi-xenon headlights that move up to 15 degrees to follow corners.

The new XC90 will make its public debut at the British International motor show in July and go on sale shortly thereafter. Prices and specs have yet to be announced.

Our Verdict

Volvo S80
The S80 has appeal for drivers who spend their days on the motorway

The Volvo S80 is a comfortable way to cover long distances, but it fails to excite in a way the class best can

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