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Volvo begins 2015 XC90 reveal with interior shots

The pictures of the interior – which precede a full external reveal in August – back up the carmaker’s claims that it’s the most luxurious ever, with strong inspiration coming again from Sweden.

Design is led by a tablet-like touch screen control console, which forms the basis for an all-new in-car control system, said to be virtually button free and representing an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of internet-based products and services.

Materials include soft leather and wood with handcrafted details including a gear-lever made of crystal glass from Orrefors, the famous Swedish glass maker, and diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and volume control.

‘Our new interior architecture is pure and uncluttered, while still radiating the sophisticated confidence and formality that luxury SUV customers expect,’ said Peter Mertens, senior vice president research and development of Volvo Cars.

The new XC90 is the first Volvo to use the company’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which brings increased design possibilities, improved driveability and the inclusion of the latest safety features and connected in-car technologies, while at the same time offering increased interior space.

Details on the XC90’s safety and interior air quality features will be released in late July/early August, while the technology highlights, including chassis and powertrains, will start in mid-July and continue throughout the summer until the exterior launch at the end of August.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.