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Volvo XC90 Sport ? a new version of Volvo?s successful SUV

In response to customer demand, Volvo Car Corporation is expanding the XC90 range{nl}with a new variant ? the Volvo XC90 Sport. With a dynamic chassis setting and a unique{nl}appearance and specifications, the Volvo XC90 Sport will offer drivers more enjoyable{nl}handling and desirability.{nl}?We have had numerous requests for a sportier XC90,? says Karin Falk, head of Special{nl}Vehicles at Volvo Cars. ?They are from customers who appreciate the versatility and{nl}comfort of an SUV but who also want a bit more driving pleasure. We have developed{nl}the Volvo XC90 Sport especially for them, with a dynamic sport chassis, stiffer anti-roll{nl}bars, firmer shock absorbers, a sport-tuned, speed-dependent steering system, and{nl}larger, 19″ wheels,? she continues.{nl} Sporty driving characteristics with a stiffened chassis{nl}The Volvo XC90 Sport is not only sporty in aesthetic terms. The chassis characteristics{nl}have been refined to increase genuine driving pleasure. Both the shock absorbers and{nl}the anti-roll bars have been made stiffer to offer a high level of stability when cornering.{nl}The steering has also been adapted to offer quick steering response. Furthermore,{nl}Volvo?s self-levelling system, Nivomat, is standard in both the five and seven seat{nl}models. The system has been fine-tuned to offer great stability and driving control.?We dare to promise a truly enjoyable experience behind the wheel of a Volvo XC90{nl}Sport,? says Karin Falk. ?The driving characteristics are of a calibre that few thought{nl}were possible in a Volvo SUV. And we have not had to compromise on riding comfort.{nl}We have succeeded in finding a balance between driving stability and the capacity to{nl}absorb unevenness in the road.?{nl} Distinctive and sporty exterior{nl}The Volvo XC90 Sport will be launched with a colour that is unique for this XC90 variant,{nl}Passion Red, plus double chromed exhaust pipes and larger 19″ alloy wheels ? available{nl}in silver bright or diamond cut with contrasting effect. Wheel arch extenders in the{nl}body?s colour help emphasise the large wheels particularly clearly.{nl}Details and trim will have a satin silver finish rather than the standard chrome, and the{nl}lower skid plate is also in satin silver. The unique sill mouldings are in brushed stainless{nl}steel. To accentuate the car?s sporty nature and create a sleeker appearance, it is not{nl}fitted with roof rails ? although they will be available as an option for those customers{nl}who need them.{nl} Sport d?cor and upholstery{nl}The interior design is customised with a more sporty character with a sport steering{nl}wheel and gear selector of perforated leather plus sports seats with additional lateral{nl}cushioning to support the driver, even in faster cornering.{nl}The leather in the seats is a combination of two different grades of leather which{nl}provide a sporty, exclusive feel. The d?cor piping in different colour shades also{nl}enhances the impression.{nl} The instrument dials have metal chronograph watch-style faces with a shimmering blue{nl}lustre. The sport carpets with cr?me-coloured d?cor piping complete the picture of a{nl}sporty interior with an exciting hi-tech feel.{nl} V8 and 3.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engines, or D5 five-cylinder turbodiesel{nl}The range of engines for the Volvo XC90 Sport includes Volvo?s V8 (315 hp) and its new{nl}3.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engines, plus the latest generation D5 (185 hp) turbodiesel.{nl}All three are very powerful and energy-efficient engines that contribute to the sporty{nl}driving experience. The engines are extremely compact and are transversely mounted in{nl}the engine bay for the best possible safety and a spacious cabin.{nl} Engines, Configuration, Output kW/hp, Torque Nm:{nl}V8, petrol 4.4 l, V8 232/315 440{nl}3.2, petrol 3.2 l, I6 175/238 320{nl}D5, diesel 2.4 l, I5 136/185 400{nl}Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars? international car range.{nl}Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without{nl}prior notification.{nl} Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars’ international car range. Vehicle specifications{nl}may vary from one contry to another and may be altered without prior notification.{nl}{nl}XC90 Sport Photo Gallery{nl}Tech Specifications in PDF Format

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