Volvo has announced plans to introduce the 2015 XC90 later this year.

Volvo has announced plans to introduce the 2015 XC90 later this year.

Set to be built at the company's Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden, the XC90 will become the first production model to ride on the new Scalable Product Architecture. While the model will be unveiled later this year, production isn't slated to begin until the first quarter of 2015.

Volvo is still keeping details a closely guarded secret but they have previously confirmed the crossover will be equipped with a system that can detect pedestrians and large animals at night. If the car is about to hit either, the XC90 will automatically begin braking itself to prevent or reduce the severity of a crash.

The model will also have a smart seat belt pre-tension system and an Adaptive Cruise Control system with Steer Assist. The latter system automatically steers the crossover and keeps pace with traffic during traffic jams.

2015 Volvo XC90 to be introduced later this year, production slated for early 2015