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In the articles on the XC90 that went up today, I noticed for the first time a picture of the interior in dark grey, rather than the tan that was common in all the previous photos. I must say, it looks much, much better (opinion) and I took the time to study the design a bit. It seemed to be a departure from the style employed in the S80 and S60. And I could not be happier. it’s a huge improvement. The design is clean, elegant and intuitive. What does everyone think of this new style? Should we expect to see this design style in Volvos in the near future? (S40/V50, S80 revision, etc)<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/cars/02_xc90/interior/large/07.jpg">
 

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I would guess that new models will continue to evolve, so yes, the next all new models (40/50 series) will probably have something similar or inspired by this.
 

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I just <B>love</B> the steering wheel! Is that real wood or plood?<P>Man, the XC90 makes my wanting an 'R' difficult! I could get a T6 model for not alot. Hmmmm, present to myself when I get a good job?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ari:<BR><B>In the articles on the XC90 that went up today, I noticed for the first time a picture of the interior in dark grey, rather than the tan that was common in all the previous photos. I must say, it looks much, much better (opinion) and I took the time to study the design a bit. It seemed to be a departure from the style employed in the S80 and S60. And I could not be happier. it’s a huge improvement. The design is clean, elegant and intuitive. What does everyone think of this new style? Should we expect to see this design style in Volvos in the near future? (S40/V50, S80 revision, etc)<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/cars/02_xc90/interior/large/07.jpg"> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>********<P>yes it looks nice. i happen to love real wood steering wheels. had a nice rosewood steering wheel on my 1970 Datsun 240z...the best car i've ever owned...fit me like a 14-year-old (if you get my meaning, if you catch my drift).<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by petew:<BR><B> <BR>********<P>fit me like a 14-year-old (if you get my meaning, if you catch my drift).</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>LOL! I haven't heard that in a while. I agree, though, it does look nice. Just make sure you don't get splinters <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR><P>
 

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Supposedly, Wolfgang Reitzle had a lot to do with the design of the XC90 interior, check-out the latest CAR magazine, there is a good article in there. I think that he wanted the new cars to be more Audi-like in nature. Now of course he is really no longer a part of Volvo. I think the XC90 has a very <I>classy</I> interior.<P>It has been said that the S60 and V70 interiors were designed/inspired by the F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter's design. No joke...<P>-Drew
 

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You mean lots of radar bumping triangles?<P>Man I kill to get a stealth car, think about you ripping down the road and uh-oh, radar trap. Better floor it! Cop on the side of the road is hitting the side of his radar gun because it is blinking zero... hahaha <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Supposedly, Wolfgang Reitzle had a lot to do with the design of the XC90 interior, check-out the latest CAR magazine, there is a good article in there. I think that he wanted the new cars to be more Audi-like in nature. Now of course he is really no longer a part of Volvo. I think the XC90 has a very <I>classy</I> interior.<BR>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Drew - I agree with you about the interior - very classy & elegant.<P>You mentioned Car magazine - would you happen to know the link to that magazine online? I've tried searching the web, but I can't locate anything.<BR>Any help would be appreciated.<BR>Thanks.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR><P>
 

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wow it does looks nice..<P>has the furturistic look that BMw and other euro cars are taking <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>also that little computer screen looks like an aweseome feature!! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">
 
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