Second generation Volvo XC90 interior revealed without floating dash

The three month teaser campaign ahead of the full reveal of the second generation Volvo XC90 has begun with these detailed shots of the new car’s interior.


Every conceivable surface has been covered in wood, leather and metal. The big talking point, though, is something we’ve known about for a while now: the large portrait touchscreen that dominates the dashboard. As we’ve seen in Volvo’s CarPlay demonstrations the new screen takes almost full control of the entertainment, navigation and climate control system.

The only buttons present on the dash are for the hazard lights, front and rear windscreen demisters, and a volume dial flanked by forward and reverse buttons. There are also controls on the steering wheel for voice control, cruise and other items.

While attractive, the new design does away with the floating dashboard concept that’s been a company staple for the last decade or so.

The new XC90 will offer seating for up to seven passengers. Volvo claims that the new car’s third row seats will provide comfortable seating for passengers up to 170cm tall. The XC90’s climate control system will feature four zones in addition to air purification.


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