While it is hard to be certain, it appears the 2010 XC90 will only be offered in a seven-seat configuration.

Volvo has announced plans to make some minor changes to XC90 for 2010.

While it's hard to be certain (our Swedish is a little rusty), it appears the model will only be offered in a seven-seat configuration. This makes sense because it helps to differentiate the XC90 from the five-seat XC60.

Depending on which country you are in, the XC90 will be offered in five different trim levels. 'Kinetic' models receive bright exterior accents (aluminum-look roof rails and additional chrome detailing), 18-inch alloy wheels, and a navigation system. Other variants are outfitted with exclusive leather upholstery and various exterior design tweaks.

As before, engine options include a 175 kW (238 hp) 3.2-liter V6, a 232 kW (315 hp) 4.4-liter V8, and a five-cylinder turbo-diesel with 136 kW (185 hp).

The second generation XC90 was originally slated for introduction in 2010 but cancelled due to Volvo's financial turmoil.

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Minor Updates for Volvo XC90 in 2010