Meet the Interior of the All-new Volvo XC90
Volvo has been an automaker bent on reinventing itself. The Swedish car brand had once been a builder of stale-yet-pragmatic cars based around safety. But in the last decade, Volvo began rolling out new models with striking design features and artful interiors. One of the early vehicles in that push was the XC90, but the big Volvo SUV has gotten long in the tooth– and is due for an update. Much has changed at Volvo since the early 2000s. One thing that has not is the Volvo XC90, which began production in 2002. It has simply soldiered on with minor changes for the past 12 years. A new XC90 is certainly on the way, we just had little to no clue as to what it would look like or when it would arrive. We have now been able to sure up some of that information.
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The images you see here are from our friends at AutoSpies.com, who also managed to snag a nugget of info from the good folks at Volvo. Whoever it was at Volvo chose to remain anonymous, taking up the Nom de plume of “Agent Gustafson,” but left this quote:
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"Turns out that the all-new Volvo XC90 will have the same interior as the Frankfurt Motor Show Volvo Concept Coupe. You may remember it for its Tesla-inspired center stack that has the large screen. There's more! It will launch in late 2014 with a premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show and hit dealers in March 2015."
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Features we like are the massive center touchscreen, and the audio input auxiliary jack that is actually built into the door handle. The interior will not be as concept-car-bright, and it should have a slightly watered down version of this look. Match these interior shots with the several exterior photos that we’ve already seen and you start to get a feel for the first ground-up-new since its creation in 2002.
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