The Crossover Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury SUV produced by Volvo Cars since it was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2002. It is based on the P2 platform, with the first generation Volvo S80 and other large Volvo cars. As best-selling vehicle in the U.S. Volvo, Volvo XC90 was also the best-selling model worldwide in 2005 with 85,994 cars sold.
Volvo XC90 First Generation (2002-present)
In January 2001 North American International Auto Show, located in Detroit, Volvo Adventure Concept Car Showcased to measure reaction style and features of its next SUV. Then in November 2001, Volvo released a teaser image showing the front styling of the production version, called XC90. Notably, the first SUV model Volvo, the XC90 style true to the concept. XC90 entire inauguration took place in January 2002 at the North American International Auto Show. Production started in August 2002 after Volvo traditional stop mid-year, and the first out Torslanda XC90 factory in Sweden.
The new Yamaha V8 engine was added in 2005. This 4.4-liter V8 Volvo B8444S produces 288 horsepower (215 kW) for the first models later upgraded to 311 hp and 325 lb Â· ft of torque. Volvo XC90 sold over 40,000 units in North America that year.
Volvo XC90 was strengthened in 2007 with redesigned front and rear and interior renovation. SI6 engine 235 hp 3.2 L straight-6 HP 208 B524T2 substituted straight-5 in the base model for the U.S. market. 2007 XC90 debuted in April 2006 at the New York Auto Show. XC90 is produced at Volvo’s Torslanda plant in Sweden.
Avatar Passion Red Volvo XC90 was heavily in 2009 Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, which has become a blockbuster speech to date. The curiosity and demand for the car and went big in India and elsewhere, after its prominent feature in the film.
Volvo XC90 Safety
As with all models of Volvo, the safety of the vehicle is an important part of its structure. Volvo XC90 front is specifically designed to absorb frontal impacts and also deflect pedestrians on the hood of the car instead of under the car. Volvo has patented the unique frontal structure that has renowned crumple zones, and a predetermined position for the engine and other ancillaries during frontal impacts.
Volvo XC90 roof is reinforced with ultra high strength steel to prevent a collapse in the passenger cavity in the event of rollover. This system is called Volvo principles, and is closely related with Roll Stability Control (RSC), DSTC, and systems sips of Volvo to prevent and ultimately minimize effects of a pending accident. Volvo XC90 has been designed on the back to absorb impact energy, but residents are also protected by the system of protection against whiplash. This Volvo cribs whips whole body system of the residents when they shook when the rear-end collision.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Volvo XC90 their Top Safety Pick. XC90 was granted the IIHS highest rating of “good” in front, side, rear and roof strength tests and has Electronic Stability Control as standard equipment to receive the award. Industry first Roll Stability Control was first introduced in the XC90 in 2003.
Volvo XC90 Interior
In late July 2007, Volvo Car Corp. announced the recall of 42,211 model year 2005 Volvo XC90 to check their batteries in order to avoid the risk of circulation within a short period of time and fire. vehicles were manufactured at the Swedish Torslanda between June 7, 2004 and May 13, 2005. recovery only applies to vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. There have been reports of short flows do in cars.
Many owners of the T6 variant transmission failures very early, long before 60,000 miles. Some owners reportedly went through two disorders simultaneously. GM source 4T65EV disease often show signs of failure suddenly slipping in gear. There was not a recall for this problem, but the error is well known and documented. Numerous factors have been told, from the engine coolant in the transmission fluid problems with the structure of the original GM unit Volvo within the valve body transmission, but none have been substantiated. Diseases from non-GM usually do not suffer the limitations of this type.
Many owners of older models V8 in 2005 and some in 2006 and reported problems with the anti-pit. opening in the engine block where one of the board collects water bearing as the engine has been in wet environments, such as washing the engine bay. If the engine is allowed to warm and evaporate the water out of the gap, early bearing failure. This issue is addressed and fixed by Volvo and dig a hole to run in space.
In May 2011, Volvo plans to bring the new Volvo XC90 model market in the medium term. 2012 XC90 is still first generation, and Volvo says that the second generation in particular, will be here in 2013. May 2012, it was announced that the second generation Volvo XC90 goes into production in late 2014.