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First Drive: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription

The 2016 Volvo XC90 is the second generation of the Swedish auto maker’s flagship SUV. The first generation of XC90 runs from 2003 to 2014, which is an extremely long product life. As we have mentioned in our previous article, the new generation of XC90 is extremely important to the whole Volvo brand.


Recently we had the opportunity to test drive the 2016 XC90, so let’s see how the new XC90 hold up against other competitors.

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The XC90 we have test driven is the T6 AWD Inscription trim, and it is fully loaded to the level that its MSRP reaches an astonishing $75,395, a whopping $26,495 more than the base trim price ($48,900)...

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Trim Order Guide Leaked

Recently Volvo USA has announced the pricing for the 2016 XC90 T8 trim, today the detailed order sheet is leaked out on the internet.

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The XC90 T8 is powered by a turbocharged+supercharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, good for 318hp and 295 lb-ft of torque; there is an electric motor installed in the transmission which provides another 46hp and 110 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels; besides this, there is a second electric motor in charge of driving the rear wheels, which supplies 82hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Total system combined output is rated at 400hp and 472 lb-ft.

Below is the order guide...

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3-Seat Volvo XC90 Version Debuted

Yes you are correct, together with the previously reported 4-seat version of the new XC90, today in the 2015 Shanghai auto show, Volvo also announced an even higher-end version: a XC90 with only 3 seats!

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While we think such variant is targeting at a niche market, it is interesting to enjoy the below interior images.

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Four-Seater Volvo XC90 Excellence Announced

Do you think a SUV with just 4 seats will make a business case, when it is not for off-roading or package transportation?

Anyway, Volvo say “yes” to the above question. Today Volvo introduced the XC90 Excellence, which offers a 4-seat configuration inside the passenger cabin. If you think the 4-seat XC90 is somewhat crazy, you will be more surprised that Volvo is also bringing in a 3-seat version of the XC90, in next week’s 2015 Shanghai auto show.

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The XC90 Excellence is of course, based on the standard XC90 T8 trim...

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2016 Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid Sales Will Start on April 22

Today Volvo announced that the S60L Plug-in Hybrid sedan will be officially on sale two weeks later (04/22). Currently this is for the Chinese market only, no plan for the US market at this moment.


The production version of this new S60 variant will be very similar (if not identical) to the previous S60L PPHEV Concept Car, first shown in the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. Below are highlights of the specification:

– 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine (front wheels), 238hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
– Electric motor (rear wheels): 68hp and 148 lb-ft of torque
– Gasoline engine mated to the Aisin-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission
– 0-100 km/h time: 5.5 seconds
– Charg...

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