The 2016 Volvo XC90 breaks a lot of new ground for the resurgent Swedish automaker. If the full-size SUV truly heralds what the brand's product renaissance will look, then it seems as though Volvo will have finally forced itself into consideration alongside the German triumvirate of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz that has dominated the past decade of premium product.
The completely-redesigned XC90 sets new standards for Volvo almost across the board. Technologically, this is the most advanced design ever to have left Gothenburg's assembly line, and it also doesn't hurt that inside and out, the people mover has been treated to executive-level styling and materials. Aiming for the sky always brings with it a few risks, however, and there are a few areas where the otherwise-stunning Volvo XC90's reach exceeds its grasp.