Volvo has announced the new line up for the XC90 for the 2012 model and there are some interesting changes in the lineup for this luxury seven-seat SUV.
For the 2012 model year The XC90 V8 has been dropped and there will be just four variants in the range, equipment levels have gone up the prices have come down … a sure sign that Volvo wants a bigger slice of the market here in Australia.
The entry level version of the XC90 is the XC90 3.2 R-Design with a starting price of $69,990 (plus dealer and government charges) – $4460 less than the previous model. The entry level model now comes with the Volvo Navigation system and a rear park camera as standard. These were previously options with a combined price tag of $9340
Other standard equipment in the 3.2 R-Design include powered driver and front passenger seats, auto dimming rear view mirror, speed sensitive power steering, rain sensor wipers, Premium sound, park assist rear, rear camera, water repellent front side glass, Active Bending Lights (ABL), silver roof rails, Bluetooth (now with audio streaming), 19-inch alloy wheels, Air Quality System, electrically retractable (and heated) mirrors with puddle lights and front and rear fog lights.
The next step up from the entry level Volvo XC90 is the 3.2 Executive with a starting price of $71,490 (plus dealer and government charges) and that includes the Volvo Navigation System, speed sensitive steering, water repellent front side windows and a rear park camera.
The Executive models also have heated seats (with massage function and ventilation) and unique 19-inch Galateia alloy wheels. Executive models have Sovereign hide upholstery, walnut inlays on the door handles and centre console, wood steering wheel and gear knob and plush carpet.
The other two variants in the new XC90 lineup are diesel versions of the 3.2 R-Design and the 3.2 Executive and prices for these have also dropped by $4,460 with the diesel version of the entry model … the D5 R-Design starting at $72,990 (plus dealer and government charges) … and the diesel version of the Executive starting at $74,490 (plus dealer and government charges).