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Volvo has released the first images with the 2015 XC90, showing the interior cabin ahead of a full reveal programmed for August.

Described as having the most luxurious interior ever designed by Volvo, the XC90 cabin adopts an uncluttered configuration as most of the buttons have been replaced by a large tablet-like touchscreen display, similar to what Tesla is offering in the Model S. The vehicle will be offered with a seven-seat configuration along with a gear lever manufactured from crystal glass by Swedish glass maker Orrefors. In addition, it will also boast diamond-cut controls for the volume and start/stop.

The all-new Volvo XC90 will combine soft leather upholstery with wood trim, aluminum inserts and other upscale materials while the instrument cluster appears to be fully digital. A four-zone climate control system will be offered along with "state-of-the-art" voice recognition and Apple's CarPlay system integration. The third row of seats will be able to carry passengers that are up to 1.7 meters tall and each passenger inside will have its own stowage space.

Volvo has announced the next-gen XC90 will be fully revealed in August, with production set to kick off early next year at the Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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