Volvo XC 90 suv

The VC90 is Volvo's top-selling model in the United States, as it accounts for roughly 25% of the company's sales in that market. It is also Volvo's best selling model worldwide with 85,994 units sold in 2005 alone. It was released at the same time as its competitors, the Infiniti FX and the Porsche Cayenne. The Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle manufactured by the Swedish automaker Volvo since 2003. It is built upon the Volvo P2 platform, which is also shared with the Volvo S80 and some additional larger Volvo models. A new Volvo V8 engine was added in 2005. This 4.4 L Yamaha V8 engine produces 311 hp and 325 ft•lbf of torque. In terms of how much it will cost you to get in one of these, the XC90 V8 is priced at just over $45,000. The automaker is hoping that around 15,000 will be sold per year. The model has been well recognized for its superior workmanship. The XC90 won the North American Truck of the Year award and Motor Trend magazine's Sport Utility of the Year for 2003. To stay on top of the game, the XC90 was updated for 2007 with a loosely restyled front and rear ends. Further, the model now has a more luxurious interior. Under the hood, the 235 hp 3.2 L SI6 straight-6 engine replaces the 208 hp B524T2 straight-5 for the base model in the United States. This upgraded 2007 XC90 was showcased in April 2006 at the New York Auto Show. Manufacturing of the model is handled at Volvo's Torslanda plant in Sweden. The XC90 had its start in the V70's Cross Country line. The Cross Country was released as a trim on the 2001 V70, but it proved to have a following of its own and so consequently it developed into a separate model in 2002.