Distinctive and sporty exterior
The Volvo XC90 Sport is distinguished by double chromed exhaust pipes and the addition of a unique paint colour, Passion Red. Extended body coloured wheel arch extenders emphasise the distinctive, larger five-spoke 19in Vulcanis alloy wheels - available in silver bright or diamond cut with contrasting effect - which are fitted with 255/50 R19W Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres. In addition, exterior trim will have a satin silver finish, rather than the standard chrome, with the lower skid plate also in satin silver. The unique sill mouldings are in brushed stainless steel.
To accentuate the car’s sporty nature and create a sleeker appearance, roof rails are not fitted - although they will be available as a no cost option, if required.
Sport interior and upholstery
The interior design is customised with a more dynamic and exclusive feel. Figure-hugging sports seats, offering additional lateral cushioning to support the driver, even in faster cornering, give a more sporty character together with a sport steering wheel and gear selector of perforated leather. The leather seats use a combination of two different grades of leather with contrasting piping, while the instrument dials feature metal chronograph watch-style faces with a shimmering blue lustre.
V8 and 3.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engines, or D5 five-cylinder turbodiesel
There are two petrol and one diesel available for the XC90 SE Sport - Volvo’s V8 (315PS) and its new 3.2-litre (238PS) six-cylinder petrol engines, plus the latest generation, 2.4-litre D5 (185PS) five-cylinder turbodiesel. All three are very powerful and energy-efficient engines that contribute to the driving enjoyment. The engines are extremely compact and are transversely mounted in the engine bay for the best possible safety and to maximise cabin space. All three engines are available with six-speed Geartronic transmissions, while a six-speed manual is offered with the D5.
Prices and availability
The Volvo XC90 SE Sport is available to order now with first deliveries to customers and showrooms expected in November.
The new SE Sport joins the range between the SE and SE Lux trim levels, with on the road prices of £37,270 (D5), £38,278 (3.2 Geartronic) and £45,950 (V8 Geartronic).Published 12 July 2006