VOLVO XC90 Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 4
First production year: 2002
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

2019 - Present

The refreshed XC90 released in 2019 is a large SUV, a 7-seater perfectly designed for large families. It was spacious, luxurious, simple and sophisticated at the same time. The exterior design hadn’t changed in comparison to the previous version at it didn’t need to, as it was already well thought and definitely beautiful. The Volvo’s attention to details can be recognized in 2019 as well, as even the key was all wrapped in Nappa leather. The interior was very inviting, with a minimalistic design. Depending on the buyer’s taste, the interior trims could be made of wood, aluminum or carbon...

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diesel engines:

VOLVO XC90 2.0L B5 8AT AWD (235 HP)

gasoline engines:

VOLVO XC90 2.0L T5 8AT AWD (250 HP)

VOLVO XC90 2.0L T6 8AT AWD (310 HP)

VOLVO XC90 2.0L T8 TwEn 8AT (303 HP)


2014 - 2019

After a USD 11bn investment in the SPA platform, the Volvo XC90 was unveiled in 2014 as part of the new lineup of the Swedish brand's cars. The design, engines, and the luxurious interiors took everyone by surprise. The first generation of the XC90 was a mix of engines, technologies and parts from Ford, Volvo and even Yamaha (the V8 gasoline engine). This new generation is something completely different, though. With its own 2-liter turbocharged engines, diesel or gasoline, and a hybrid version for the top of the range T8, the 2014 XC90 is a medium-size SUV built for luxury and sust...

REVIEW: 2016 VOLVO XC90 T6   full description and technical specifications
diesel engines:

VOLVO XC90 2.0L D4 8AT (190 HP)

VOLVO XC90 2.0L D4 8AT AWD (190 HP)

VOLVO XC90 2.0L D5 8AT AWD (225 HP)


2007 - 2014

Even though Ford knew that it would have to sell Volvo, it didn't want to sell it without some improvements on the Swedish carmaker lineup and introduced the facelifted XC90 model in 2007. With a world economy deeply affected by the economic crisis, Ford had to work hard to survive. Moreover, it knew that the crisis effects wouldn't spare the premium vehicles even though it decided to introduce the facelifted XC90 on the market, improving the SUV in most areas. At the front, the carmaker installed a more visible silver plastic shield on the non-facelifted version. Also, the i...

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2002 - 2006

By 1992 Ford already took control over the Swedish carmaker Volvo and pushed forward to launch the new SUV range, the XC90. When it appeared on the market, the XC90 made the BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class look odd. Its rugged appearance and seven-seat interior were far superior to what its main competitors had to offer. Moreover, Volvo's reputation for safety transformed the Swedish SUV into a school-run favorite by moms and dads worldwide, especially in the U.S. Volvo built it on a platform developed by Swedish engineers. Its look was a mix of big and rounded shapes. Its f...

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