Still on the local front, Volvo has announced pricing and specs for its new XV90, due to arrive here before the end of June.
Prices start at $97,900 for the four-cylinder 2-litre 165kW/470Nm D5 Momentum diesel, which offers fuel economy of 5.9L/100km.
There are also Inscription and R-Design versions at $104,900 and $106,900 respectively.
The T6, with a direct injected and turbo-charged four-cylinder 2-litre petrol engine produces 236kW/400Nm. The Inscription version costs $110,900 and the R0Line $112,900. Claimed overall consumption is 7.7L/100km.
Top-of-the-range is the T8 Twin Engine. But petrol heads will be disappointed – it’s not a V8. Instead Volvo uses hybrid technology, with the same four-cylinder petrol as the T6, but the added grunt of 60kW of electric power.
Prices are $134,900 for the Inscription and $136,900 for the R-Design.
All models come with an eight-speed auto9matic transmission and all-wheel-drive.
The engineering of the XC90 incorporates Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and innovative four-cylinder Drive–E engine technology.
The interior is luxurious, dominated by the class-leading centre console HMI system that delivers all the vehicle’s functions to your finger tip.
The New Zealand launch of the Volvo XC90, encompassing D5 and T6 engines with Momentum and Inscription trim levels, along with the T8 Twin Engine Inscription, takes place in the beginning of the third quarter of 2015. The R-Design variants are being launched later in the third quarter of 2015.