Hair, 15. February 2008 – the volvo xc90 sells better in germany than all other current models of the swedes. Now volvo is offering the spacious suv, which was launched in the fall of 2003, in a nippy variant: the xc90 sport is aimed at customers who value a particularly sporty ride.
The xc90 sport differs from the conventional swedish suv primarily in that it has firmer shock absorbers and stronger stabilizers. In addition, there is more direct steering, 19-inch alloy wheels, chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes and matte silver protective plates at the front and rear. The wheel arch extensions painted in body color, the capture of the black radiator grille, the air intake frame below the radiator grille and various applications on the sill trims in matte chrome are another distinguishing feature. Furthermore, the sports version of the xc90 does not have roof rails, but these can be ordered at no extra charge. For the sporty swede the painting in signal red is exclusively available.
Up to 1837 liters of storage space
The interior of the xc90 sport differs only marginally from the normal model. Prominent leather sports seats give front passengers more lateral support. Various aluminum inlays on the steering wheel, dashboard, center console and door trim round out the overall appearance. The sports version is also recognizable by the blue tachometer instruments. As a seven-seater, 249 liters of the maximum trunk volume of 1837 liters remain. If you stow the third row of seats in the flat luggage compartment floor, there is 483 liters of storage space available. We find the horizontally separable tailgate impractical. Opening the upper part results in a relatively high loading edge. If you fold down the lower part of the tailgate, you don’t have to lift the load as high, but you also have to lean further forward.