Redesigned 2015 Volvo XC90 Shows Lux New Interior
Sino-Swedish Crossover Brings Concept Cabin to Production
Volvo made a big impression this past auto-show season with a trio of well-regarded concept vehicles, and we're now getting a glimpse at how the brand plans to execute its new design language for retail customers, starting with the interior of the 2015 Volvo XC90. The overall approach is outlined by Peter Mertens, senior vice president research and development of Volvo cars, who reported: “Our new interior architecture is pure and uncluttered, while still radiating the sophisticated confidence and formality that luxury suv customers expect.”
Volvo's explicit appeal to premium buyers is highlighted by a nearly Tesla-esque touchscreen control system that "represents an entirely new way for drivers to control their car and access a range of Internet-based products and services," according to Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president of design for Volvo Cars. And interestingly, while some automakers are re-introducing traditional switchgear to back up their in-car tech offerings, the interior of the 2015 Volvo XC90 will be almost entirely devoid of buttons and knobs.