The Swedish car maker’s Middle East GM says the new model is seen to further boost sales growth over 2014’s 16 percent.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 already has over 16,000 orders placed even before it could reach showrooms, the Swedish car maker has disclosed, boosting confidence the new model will be on the road to further increase sales figures this year.
In the Middle East, where the premium segment SUV posted a 15.7-percent growth in 2014, Emre Karaer, Volvo Car Group Middle East & North Africa general manager, said the new XC90 puts the region on track with plans to have stronger 2015 sales and capture 10 percent of the medium SUV premium segment’s market share. That segment had a 17.2-percent sales growth in 2014, according to Karaer.
The XC90 T6 with both models, Momentum and Inscription, will initially be in the region by June; the R-Design will follow after summer while the XC90 T8 will arrive by year end.
The second generation XC90 highlights a new chapter in Volvo’s history with its futuristic design like the improved Volvo Iron Mark and the signature “Thor’s Hammer” headlights, as well as a range of new technologies, among them the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) system and Drive-E powertrain family.
The XC90’s attractions include a neat console and a huge tablet-like touchscreen interface, as well as a handmade crystal Orrefors gear knob for the Twin Engine version.
The top level XC90 Twin Engine, coupled with a flawless eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox, fuses a two-litre, four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor and produces 400 horsepower with emissions at 59 g/km.
Long regarded as among popular new cars for sale in the region, the Volvo XC90 is touted as the “ultimate expression of luxury and performance, form and function, versatility and safety.”
Among other popular cars for sale in the region are Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes Dubai, BMW Dubai, Mitsubishi UAE, Hondai Saudi Arabia, Toyota Saudi Arabia and Ford UAE.