Volvo has announced it has opened the order books for the second generation XC90

Volvo has announced it has opened the order books for the second generation XC90.

The Swedish company explains it has been able to preview the vehicle to a number of customers and from the feedback it got it has made a number of additions available to order. Changes include the introduction into the UK of the T6 petrol engine and the addition of an auxiliary heater on the D5 that allows the driver to pre-condition the vehicle cabin to a set temperature.

Available to order from launch are an all-wheel-drive D5 225 bhp (168 kW) and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) diesel, an AWD T6 320 bhp (239 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) petrol unit and an AWD T8 plug-in hybrid with 400 bhp (298 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft).

Volvo also says the Volvo XC90 First Edition was sold exclusively online and was sold out within 47 hours. Interestingly, at peak time seven cars were sold every minute. Only 1927 models were made available, a celebration of the year that Volvo was founded, all in one specification level and in the same exterior color and interior upholstery.

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All-new Volvo XC90 now available for order