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Volvo XC90: Updates to a motoring icon

  • By Jeremy Allston
  • Published 01/30/2012

In its eleventh year of production, Volvo have announced further refinements to the both the exterior and interior of its luxury SUV, the Volvo XC90. The XC90 continues to be a great sales success, having its most successful year ever in 2010. The new refinements to this still class-leading SUV include more sophisticated lines and materials to give an even more rewarding driving experience.

The XC90 was launched in 2002 and offered a unique blend of attractive styling, practicality and seven-seat versatility that saw it become an overnight hit. Since then, the XC range has grown with the XC70 and the introduction of the award winning XC60. In 2010, sales figures for the XC90 grew close to 7,000 units – its best year ever in the UK, and over 37,000 globally. This year sees it continue to be a strong sales success by being in the top three in its segment in the UK.

“The XC90 still boasts all the virtues that have made it one of our most successful models ever. The spacious and flexible crossover combines excellent handling and comfort with superior get-you-there ability and flexibility. Now we have upgraded the XC90 with a number of features that emphasise the large SUV’s unique blend of sophisticated elegance and capable ruggedness,” says Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development at the Volvo Car Corporation.

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