When people think of Volvo, the first thing people think of is safety. As the inventor of the three-point seat belt, the Volvo brand has indeed made outstanding contributions to improving human driving safety. But even the safest Volvo, and the relatively tall, majestic and high-end XC90 mid-to-large SUV model, is vulnerable to the big “crash” of the mobile ki.ller.
The Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars since 2002 and now in its second generation.
The first generation was introduced at the 2002 North American International Auto Show and used the Volvo P2 platform shared with the first generation Volvo S80 and other large Volvo cars. It was manufactured at Volvo’s Torslandaverken. Volvo moved production equipment of the first generation to China and ended Swedish production at the end of 2014, renaming the car as the Volvo XC Classic (or Volvo XC90 Classic).
At the end of 2014, the second generation XC90 was introduced. It is based on a new global platform, the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). Both generations of the XC90 have won Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year award in their debuts.