2015 Volvo XC90 spied image

The new generation of the Volvo XC90 has been recently spied while it was being tested in a cold weather environment, in northern Sweden.

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is close to be officially unveiled but before that will happen, the carmaker has to make sure that everything is in its right place and working just like it should. The images posted below have been taken by our spy photographers and they are showing a camouflaged prototype of the new Volvo XC90 generation while being tested. The model in question is one of the few prototypes which has been fitted with a roll cage.

The new generation of the Volvo XC90 is believed to weight about 150 kg less than the outgoing version and to be powered by four-cylinder engines. Some of the technology found on the new SUV will include the Pedestrian Detection in darkness, the Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist or the Road Edge and Barrier Detection with steer assist, amongst others. The Swedish based company has an initiative to reduce fatalities in its new cars to zero, so expected a lot of safety gizmos on this model, and not only. The 2015 Volvo XC90 is believed to be unveiled this year.