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<B>Volvo XC90 Sport – a new version of Volvo’s successful SUV </B> <p>In response to customer demand, Volvo Car Corporation is expanding the XC90 range with a new variant – the Volvo XC90 Sport. With a dynamic chassis setting and a unique appearance and specifications, the Volvo XC90 Sport will offer drivers more enjoyable handling and desirability. <p>“We have had numerous requests for a sportier XC90,” says Karin Falk, head of Special Vehicles at Volvo Cars. “They are from customers who appreciate the versatility and comfort of an SUV but who also want a bit more driving pleasure. We have developed the Volvo XC90 Sport especially for them, with a dynamic sport chassis, stiffer anti-roll bars, firmer shock absorbers, a sport-tuned, speed-dependent steering system, and larger, 19" wheels,” she continues. <p><B>Sporty driving characteristics with a stiffened chassis </B> <br>The Volvo XC90 Sport is not only sporty in aesthetic terms. The chassis characteristics have been refined to increase genuine driving pleasure. Both the shock absorbers and the anti-roll bars have been made stiffer to offer a high level of stability when cornering. The steering has also been adapted to offer quick steering response. Furthermore, Volvo’s self-levelling system, Nivomat, is standard in both the five and seven seat models. The system has been fine-tuned to offer great stability and driving control. <p>“We dare to promise a truly enjoyable experience behind the wheel of a Volvo XC90 Sport,” says Karin Falk. “The driving characteristics are of a calibre that few thought were possible in a Volvo SUV. And we have not had to compromise on riding comfort. We have succeeded in finding a balance between driving stability and the capacity to absorb unevenness in the road.”<p><B>Distinctive and sporty exterior </B> <br>The Volvo XC90 Sport will be launched with a colour that is unique for this XC90 variant, Passion Red, plus double chromed exhaust pipes and larger 19" alloy wheels – available in silver bright or diamond cut with contrasting effect. Wheel arch extenders in the body’s colour help emphasise the large wheels particularly clearly. <br>Details and trim will have a satin silver finish rather than the standard chrome, and the lower skid plate is also in satin silver. The unique sill mouldings are in brushed stainless steel. To accentuate the car’s sporty nature and create a sleeker appearance, it is not fitted with roof rails – although they will be available as an option for those customers who need them. <p><B>Sport décor and upholstery </B> <br>The interior design is customised with a more sporty character with a sport steering wheel and gear selector of perforated leather plus sports seats with additional lateral cushioning to support the driver, even in faster cornering. <p>The leather in the seats is a combination of two different grades of leather which provide a sporty, exclusive feel. The décor piping in different colour shades also enhances the impression. <p>The instrument dials have metal chronograph watch-style faces with a shimmering blue lustre. The sport carpets with crème-coloured décor piping complete the picture of a sporty interior with an exciting hi-tech feel. <p>V8 and 3.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engines, or D5 five-cylinder turbodiesel <br>The range of engines for the Volvo XC90 Sport includes Volvo’s V8 (315 hp) and its new 3.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engines, plus the latest generation D5 (185 hp) turbodiesel. All three are very powerful and energy-efficient engines that contribute to the sporty driving experience. The engines are extremely compact and are transversely mounted in the engine bay for the best possible safety and a spacious cabin. <p>Engines, Configuration, Output kW/hp, Torque Nm: <br>V8, petrol 4.4 l, V8 232/315 440 <br>3.2, petrol 3.2 l, I6 175/238 320 <br>D5, diesel 2.4 l, I5 136/185 400 <p><br>Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars’ international car range. <br>Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.
 

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Re: Volvo XC90 Sport – a new version of Volvo’s successful SUV (Johann)

<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/albums//FWD%20and%20AWD/XC90/Sport/003.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/albums//FWD%20and%20AWD/XC90/Sport/011.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Volvo_News/article_877.html" TARGET="_blank">Article</A>
 

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Re: Volvo XC90 Sport – a new version of Volvo’s successful SUV (Johann)

<p>Kinda like the Chevy Astro Sport I had. A big diference from the standard one as far as handeling, but still was a Astro van.
 

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Re: Volvo XC90 Sport – a new version of Volvo’s successful SUV (Johann)

Looks naked without the roof rack.
 

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Damn, I love that color. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well I like the general idea, but really think a sport handling option with the upgraded steering, shocks, sways & Nivomat would have been sufficient.<p>I actually prefer the standard look of the vehicle but would like the sport handling specs underneath.<p>Oh well. Maybe for the XC50...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rfkuehn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I actually prefer the standard look of the vehicle but would like the sport handling specs underneath.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ditto!<p>Jack
 

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They stole the R gauges! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I liked the fact that only the R had those beautiful blue gauges.
 

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Looks sexy without the roof rack!
 

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can you say Ford? it's ugly. ...I hope they don't make too many of these. It's like a relative you hope to see only when you really have to.
 

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Re: Volvo XC90 Sport – a new version of Volvo’s successful SUV (Johann)

i dont care that i just buaght a $46,000 dollar bmw i am going to trade 4 this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo XC90 Sport – a new version of Volvo’s successful SUV (Johann)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>In response to customer demand</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What did customers demand? I recall way more posts from customers demanding a better stereo (which at least was partially addressed) or a lowering kit then 19" rims (with rare tires),R guages, no roof rack, and trivially wider plastic fenders. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>“We have had numerous requests for a sportier XC90,”</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's what volvo thinks looks sportier? Those customers were probably referring to the concept cars that volvo never offers and were hoping volvo would offer an 'R' XC90.<br> <br>Why is it not lowered? The thing just sits to high and looks bad with the huge wheel well gap. <p>IMO, The pirate XC90 without the stickers would be better suited for the 'sport' role.<p>
 

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I think this XC90 is a step above the regular trim vehicle. Looks pretty darn cool to me! Although I think SUVs are terrible and give people a false sense of security (and they subsequently drive like idiots), this SUV is definitely a looker.<p>I think people should also be reminded that Volvo is not in the high performance market and therefore does not look to lower their vehicles or do anything that much more drastic to an already popular selling car. Customers probably demanded a few more amenities to make it handle/perform better and I think thats what they are getting.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PackerXC90</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are those running boards, or just a trim overlay below the doors, ala the Audi?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Looks to be just trim overlays, something to set it off as the "sport" version.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>v50xc90v70123</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">in the USA???????????</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Let's hope so, especially since most XC90s are sold in the USA.<p>Good move on Volvo's part in light of the Q7 and the upcoming redesigned MDX and X5.
 

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this one might be the one I take another trip to get <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> WOW, but will there be a US version?
 
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