There’s still no full-on Volvo XC90 T8 Polestar, but the Swedish skunkworks now offers an “Optimization Package” for the hybrid SUV that bumps output to 421 horsepower and a little over 500 ft-lbs of torque. Torque is good.
The 2016 Volvo XC90 is supposed to be the SUV that gets Volvo back in the garages of the moderately wealthy and abundantly sensible. What do you need to know before you buy an XC90? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
It’s a wire insulation issue. Seriously people, what’s up with the wiring? Just use more duct tape for crying out loud!
For Volvo, the 2016 XC90 is not just a new model, but also the most important step in the relaunch of their brand and a luxury SUV that has to make it big in America in order for them to succeed. Clearly, they couldn't screw this up. They didn't.
To say that the 2016 Volvo XC90 is a big deal for the Swedish brand is kind of an understatement. It's the vehicle that will usher in a new era of design, technology, safety and luxury for Volvo, all while hopefully giving their global sales a much-needed boost. In this country, that will all start at $48,900.