Volvo has released additional images and videos about the 2015 XC90 set to be unveiled in August.
The Swedish marque published interior photos and videos of their all-new flagship model last week and now additional details have been disclosed about the elegant and uncluttered cabin. Most of the buttons and knobs have been replaced by a generous touchscreen display using Volvo's Sensus interface which promise to be not only intuitive and easy to use, but more importantly will "keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as much as possible" according to Volvo's senior vice president of design Thomas Ingenlath.
One effective way to keep the driver focused on the road is with a head-up display projecting important data on the lower section of the windscreen, while voice control also minimizes distractions. Volvo says drivers will be able to use the touchscreen even if they are wearing gloves as the touch sensitive surface boasts an infrared technology that will sense the touch input even through gloves.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 will also provide an Ericsson-based cloud solution and a HERE navigation system with support for remote content update. Sensus will include a wide array of cloud-based apps such as connected navigation, Internet radio, music streaming, finding & paying for parking, detecting restaurants and others.
Lastly, Apple's CarPlay will be offered on the XC90 so owners of iPhone/iPad/iPod products will be able to mirror the display of the gadget onto the car's touchscreen.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 will be fully revealed in August and will enter production phase early 2015 in Sweden at the Torslanda factory in Gothenburg.