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27 Aug 2014
12:10 am

All-new Volvo XC90 limited edition available online

Citizen Reporter

Volvo Cars is releasing a limited First Edition of its all-new Volvo XC90, which was launched today in Stockholm.

The Volvo XC90 is a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world-leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency with a superlative interior finish.

Three years in the making and part of an $11 billion (R117.6 billion) investment programme, the Volvo XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history, capturing its future design direction, incorporating its own range of new technologies and utilising its new Scalable Product Architecture technology.

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The 1,927 individually numbered limited edition cars celebrate the year Volvo was founded and, for the first time in history, they will only be available for sale via digital commerce at www.volvocars.com.

The online store opens for business on 3 September at 4pm.

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Fully equipped

The First Edition cars have uniquely numbered tread plates and a distinctive badge on the tailgate.

The XC90 is powered by a top-of-the range XC90 T8 Twin Engine, which combines a two-litre, four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor, offers around 295kW with CO2 emissions of around 60g/km.

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The XC90 is the first car in the world with technology that features automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming car. This is a common scenario at busy city crossings as well as on highways, where the speed limits are higher.

City Safety becomes the umbrella name for all of Volvo’s auto brake functions, which are standard equipment in the XC90.

It now covers vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in front of the car, day and night.

 

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Not just a pretty face

The most striking feature inside the XC90 is a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the heart of an all-new in-car control system. This system is virtually button free and represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of internet-based products and services.

The interior combines materials such as soft leather and wood with handcrafted details, including a gear lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the famous Swedish glassmaker, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.

There are two major exterior styling themes. The Urban Luxury package combines a colour coordinated body kit with polished stainless steel details.

The Rugged Luxury kit enhances the ruggedness of the SUV with tech matt black exterior trim, stainless steel skid plates, running boards with illumination and integrated exhaust pipes. This version is supplemented by unique 22-inch wheels.

The power-operated front seats are equipped with ventilation. The outer seats in the second row have heating and the two third-row seats are power-operated.