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Exclusive: The 2015 Volvo XC90 Crash Test Car Images and Details

If you are following the latest 2015 Volvo XC90 news recently, you may have already seen its official crash test video like this:

Today we got some detailed high-resolution photos of that test car. In the following images you can examine the XC90’s structural safety more closely. We do not have the side impact test car photo at this moment, but we will add them in once we are able to obtain.









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Report: 2015 Volvo XC90 Pricing Less Consumer Friendly in China

After the official reveal of the newly redesigned 2015 XC90, Volvo also announced the pricing for China market, the country where Volvo’s parent company is located in.

The 2015 XC90 will starts at RMB 818,000 for the most base model (however, we do not know what is the most base model of XC90 for the China market at this moment); and the “First Edition” which is limited to 1927 units (see our report yesterday), will be sold for RMB 1,058,000 (1.05-million RMB), and of course, since it is a limited production, you cannot negotiate the price.

The pricing of the 2015 XC90 in China is considered to be very steep by many Chinese consumers...

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Will The 2016 Volvo XC90 Be The Last Chance To Save Volvo?

During an interview with Automotive News Europe, the Volvo CEO made some comments about the upcoming redesigned 2016 XC90: “There is no second chance, of course. This has to work. We’re confident it will.”

We all know the fact that, Volvo’s sales performance has been lacked behind other luxury brands in US market for a long time. For example, during 2013, Volvo sold a total of 61,233 units in US; compared to BMW’s 309,280 units, Mercedes-Benz’s 334,350 units, Audi’s 158,061 units and Lexus’ 273,847 units.

This year (2014) Volvo does not has major new/redesigned model releases, so do not hope its sales volume will be dramatically different than 2013...

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2015 Volvo XC90 US Pricing: from $65,000 to $135,000

Although there are plently of detailed information regarding the redesigned 2015 Volvo XC90 (which we have covered here, here and here), as of last week we have not seen any news about the MSRP.

Yesterday the Wall Street Journey reported some preliminary information about how much Volvo is asking for its newest flagship SUV, a wide range from $65,000 to a whopping $135,000. Here are original quotes from the WSJ article:

“Priced in the $65,000–$135,000 range, with a sticker rivaling that of BMW’s X5 and Volkswagen’s Audi Q7”

You can also view the full report on WSJ website:

Volvo to Release First Model Revamped Under Chinese Ownership – XC90 SUV to Test Whether Company C...

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Brief Analysis: The Volvo Scalable Product Architecture, and 2016 XC90

Today Volvo has revealed more details about the upcoming 2016 XC90. This time the information is focusing on the SUV’s architecture framework.

Starting from the 2016 XC90, most of the Volvo’s next-generation vehicles will be based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Within the SPA framework, only one thing is fixed: the distance between the front axle and the engine compartment firewall; Other than that, all other parameters are completely flexible, as shown in the bellow illustration.


Of course, the SPA is a front-wheel-drive layout.

One thing you may not notice: the SPA-based 2016 XC90, is using a transverse leaf spring for the rear suspension...

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