New Volvo XC90 to get only four-cylinder engines image

The new generation of the Volvo XC90 will only get four-cylinder engines which won’t be bigger than 2.0-liters.

The Swedish based automaker Volvo is currently working on the new generation of the XC90 and the crossover is rumored no to get large engines. According to the guys at the upcoming Volvo XC90 will only get four-cylinder engines and the largest unit will get 2.0 liters in displacement. The 2014 XC90 will be the first one of a new generation of Volvos as part of the company’s strategy of downsizing and, even if it will get both new petrol and diesel engines, the largest one will have four cylinders.

Volvo is targeting a fleet average of 95 g/km of CO2 by 2020 and in order for this to happen the company will also introduce plug-in hybrid and electric versions of its models and these will be made on the new SPA (Scaleable Platform Architecture), which has been engineered especially for this kind of drivetrains. The new generation of the Volvo XC90 is expected to be officially presented to the public in a world premiere next year during the Frankfurt Motor Show and it should go on sale by the end of 2013, with prices starting at 30,000 GBP.