Volvo unveils the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90, most economical SUV on the market

The all-new large premium SUV from Volvo is due on sale in the UK during Spring 2015 with a starting price of £45,785 for the D5 AWD Momentum model.

Set to debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, the second-generation SUV is dripping with the Swedish manufacturer’s technological know-how and will become of one the safest, most hi-tech and most economical SUVs on the market

Key to the SUV’s new footprint is the adoption of the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which will underpin a whole new portfolio of models currently under development from Volvo. It’s lighter, stronger and therefore safer than the platform employed by the current XC90 and also significantly increases passenger space in the second and third row of seats.

A new 390bhp plug-in hybrid powertrain will also be offered in the XC90, which combines the 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor.

Alongside the huge leaps forward Volvo has made with efficiency of the XC90, the SUV also boasts two world first safety technologies. A run-off road protection package tightens seatbelts and activates energy-absorbing technology in the seats when the car detects challenging terrain ahead. Another system is the auto-braking feature, which cuts in if a driver pulls out in front of on coming traffic.

Volvo has announced 1,927 First Edition models will be available to order exclusively online from 3 September 2014. Prices will start at £68,785 with every available option included. The limited production run number represents the year the Swedish brand was launched.

The new Volvo XC90 will be the first all-new car to emerge under the brand’s current Chinese ownership (Geely Group). It faces rival SUVs such as the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes M-Class.