2015 NAIAS LIVE: Volvo XC90 image

The new generation of the Volvo XC90 has recently made its North American debut as it has been introduced at the Detroit Motor Show.

After seeing daylight back in 2014, the new generation of the Volvo XC90 is now getting ready to tackle one new market, the North American continent, but before that will happen, the carmaker has introduced it at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit, in a local premiere. The show car was wearing an appealing blue shade and despite being unveiled quite a few months ago, it still managed to attract a lot of attention.

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is riding on the SPA platform, a scalable one which will be used on a lot of vehicles signed by the company in the future. The SPA platform is providing extra space for the rear passengers, as the company is stating. The popular SUV, in its new generation, is using the run-off road protection package, which is tightening the seatbelts while enabling energy absorbing technology when some difficult road conditions are being detected ahead.

As far as the engine lineup goes, the Swedish based automaker is announcing a selection of 2.0 liter four-cylinder units, as the only ones available. These include the twin turbocharged diesel, with its 222 HP, along with the turbo and supercharged petrol unit, rated at 316 HP. The top of the line model is a plug-in hybrid, with the same 2.0L petrol, connected to an electric motor. The total output produced stands at 390 HP. More details on the U.S. XC90 are limited at this time.