Our own spies managed to grab on camera the next-gen Volvo XC90 testing in Copenhagen.

Our own spies managed to grab on camera the next-gen Volvo XC90 testing in Copenhagen.

The next-gen XC90 will be Volvo's first new model developed under Geely ownership and it is believed the full-size SUV will lose up to 150 kg (330 lbs) as a result of making the switch to the Scalable Product Architecture. It’s not known at this moment why Volvo was testing this XC90 prototype in Copenhagen, Denmark but it might have something to do with those new safety and assistance systems.

Under the hood will be a newly developed range of efficient Drive-E engines, including a more frugal plug-in hybrid version which most likely won't be available from day one. Due to the considerable diet, the Volvo XC90 will become light enough to get a four-cylinder engine which will considerably shave off CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.

Still dressed in heavy camo, the XC90 prototype spotted in these spy images hides its body but expect the styling to be influenced by the Concept XC Coupe.

The all-new Volvo XC90 will be unveiled in the months to come, while production is scheduled to kick off early 2015.

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