XC90 To Be Most Competitive, Best Equipped Premium SUV (2002)

Volo XC90

With full specification details and prices now released, and nearly 700 orders already taken, the new Volvo XC90's innovative features, style and value are making a big impact on the premium Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) market - even before it's officially launched in October*!

The premium, standard specification for the XC90 D5 S (£28,400) and T6 S (£31,640) puts some of its more expensive rivals to shame, and includes:

Upgrading to the XC90 D5 SE or T6 SE (£30,400 or £33,640 respectively) offers even more luxury:

In addition, for customers wanting a little bit more style or comfort there is an interesting array of optional equipment, including:

Comparing the XC90's specification and price against its other premium rivals proves how competitive Volvo's SUV is:

Make Volvo XC90 BMW X5 Mercedes M-Class Jeep Grand Cherokee
Model D5 S 3.0D ML270 2.7 CRD
� (on the road) £28,400 £33,145 £28,795 £29,295
Specification highlights:
7 forward facing seats ü x x x
Inflatable Curtain (side) ü (3 rows) Front seats only ü (2 rows) x
WHIPS* ü x x x
Reversing sensors ü ü x x
Audio system CD,8 speakers Cassette, 6 speakers Cassette, 6 speakers CD, 8 speakers
ECC with AQS** ü ü A/C ECC
Self levelling suspension ü üf ü x
Trip computer ü ü x ü
Rainsensor ü ü x ü

* Whiplash protection system

** Electronic Climate Control with Air Quality System

As the first of the next generation of SUVs, Volvo's smart, innovative design and packaging gives its XC90 the benefit of extra space, versatility and style over its rivals with useful features such as:

XC90 dimensions compared to rivals:

XC90 BMW X5 Mercedes M-Class Jeep Grand Cherokee
Length (mm) 4798 4663 4587 4610
Width (mm) 1898 1876 1833 1790
Height (mm) 1784 1707 1820 1762
Wheelbase (mm) 2859 2821 2820 2690
Ground clearance (mm) 218 182 204 210
Towing capacity (kg) 2250 2300 2650 3500
Weight (kg) 2100 2065 2010 1881

Published : 16/08/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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