Big Motoring Worlds Car of the Week: Volvo XC90 D5
Typically a brand more loved by the older generations of society, Volvo has undergone somewhat of a transition over the last few years. Working away quietly Volvo has started to produce some fantastic machines to trouble the established elite and we’re pleased to offer for sale a variant that is doing just that. Meet the Volvo XC90.
Wind your mind back about ten or twenty years ago. Volvos were always seen as a byword for safety. Multiple safety innovations and technologies made Volvo the default safety leader in the car world. However, with this came an image of ‘beigeness’ and cars being designed too much with safety in mind arguably made them devoid of driving thrill.
However this has all started to change over recent years and Volvo is slowly starting to turn itself into a well designed and importantly, premium brand.
This trend started a few years ago with the introduction of the marques R-Design line. Sporty interiors with a chassis tuned to match, the R-Design cars were well made, reliable, beautifully designed and featured capable powertrains.
A match made in heaven right? Well, this philosophy has started to trickle down the rest of the product line of late and culminates in what's on sale today.
Let's start off by looking at the visual appeal of this machine. At first glance, you’re greeted by a striking machine. A machine that is confident and bold in its stance, it oozes class and quality and is fronted by that beautifully designed grille. This car certainly isn’t dull and this level of design transfers to the interior where a minimalist Scandinavian feel is present.
Upon opening the door you are greeted with a cabin that is upholstered in swathes of comfortable black leather. Alongside this are tasteful and contemporary details such as silver coloured trim pieces and gloss piano black detailing.
This car is very much about quality and alongside these luxuries, you will find a great range of features to match. For example, this particular XC90 comes equipped with, Third Row Seats, Full Leather, Internet, Bluetooth, Voice Control, DAB Radio, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Electric Windows, Front fog lights, Central Locking, Power Steering and Split Rear Seats.
Powering this XC90 is Volvos acclaimed D5 diesel engine. A 2.0-Litre engine that is mated to a smooth and equally capable automatic transmission. Covering just 18,445 miles from new, the full details on this fantastic Volvo XC90 can be viewed here.
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