L.A. Auto Show: 2014 Volvo XC90 teased image

The Swedish based automaker is already working on the new generation of the XC90 crossover and in order to place it into the spotlights, Volvo has decided to present these sketches at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

While most car manufacturers are actually using international automotive events like the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show to present their latest creations, in the form of production versions, concepts or prototypes, it seems that the Swedish based automaker has a whole new approach, and its stand at the North American event was hosting these sketches. We won’t start analyzing them like most websites but we’ll talk instead about its future powerplants, which are rumored to come only as four-cylinder, with direct injection and turbocharging.

The new generation of the Volvo XC90 is expected to be built on the Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) which will enable the future models to weigh 100 – 150 kg (220 – 330 lbs) less than the current generations. Sadly there’s no more details about the 2014 Volvo XC90 but a concept version which will preview it even more might be presented by the automaker sometimes next year or in 2013, during an international automotive event.

The Volvo XC90 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV made by Volvo Cars and it has been in production ever since 2002, when the model debuted at the Detroit Motor Show. The XC90 is based on the P2 platform, shared with the first generation of the Volvo S80 and other large Volvo vehicles.