Volvo gives XC90 a sporting touch
12 July 2006

Prefer your 4x4 with a bit of bling? Volvo’s got just the car for you - the new XC90 Sport.

Available with any of the XC90’s new engines: 2.4-litre D5 diesel, 3.2-litre six-cylinder petrol and 4.4-litre V8 petrol, the new Sport model is about more than just looks. The new 19-inch alloys are mounted on stiffened sports suspension, with firmer anti-roll bars and sports steering also part of the package.

Volvo says that the XC90 Sport offers a more dynamic driving experience, but that it hasn’t compromised on ride comfort – this is a seven-seater family SUV, after all.

Alongside the chromed wheels (available in silver bright or diamond cut with contrasting effect) the XC90 Sport gets double chromed exhaust pipes and larger and body-coloured wheelarch extensions. Underneath, the skid plates are in satin silver, while roof rails have been deleted, though they are available as an option. Inside Volvo has fitted sports seats with greater lateral support and changed the covering to two different grades of leather. The instrument dials have metal faces with a blue sheen.

Prices start from £37,270 for the D5 SE Sport and rise to £45,950 for the V8 SE Sport Geartronic.

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