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News of Volvo’s ever-so-slight refreshening of its XC90 sport utility is hardly worth the pixels wasted to present it to you, but for whatever reason it popped up enough times on our radar to warrant a Sunday post. The 2007 XC90 gets a nip in the front and a tuck in the back, including new head- and taillamps. The interior received the most attention with more bark, raw hide and shiny metal to make it feel more upscale. Of more significance is the availability of Volvo’s new 235-hp, 3.2L inline-six that will be shared with the new S80 and V70 wagon. This “redesign” is only meant to hold over the XC90 until its total revamp in 2010.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 9 Years Ago
      Apparently they are taking a page from the Porsche design book.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, it was bound to happen. Ford has used quite a bit of Volvo engineering recently and now, taking a cue from Ford, Volvo has adopted FoMoCo's practice of "facelifting" a current model with such tiny changes you almost need a microscope to see them. Case in point? 1st and 2nd gen. Navigator, or 2002 and 2004 Escape/Tribute.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Perhaps Volvo should have been bought by GM? Then it could have used their hi tech inline 6-cyinder producing 275hp/275lbs ft torque engine. Sad day when a new 3.2L inline-six delivers only 235-hp. That said, there's nothing smoother than a straight six...except a straight 8! V6 engines are a battle of balance and create engineering problems for noise, vibration and harshness. It's a waste of technology to throw counterbalances on every spinning shaft.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Volvo performs mildest facelift ever on 2007 XC90"
      Just how many facelifts has the 2007 XC90 undergone Mr. Neff?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey - how did they get that Volvo grille on the Hyudai Santa Fe? So Volvo's going to price it at $22 - $25K, right? LOL
      • 9 Years Ago
      That's got to be a photo of the 2006, because it looks just like one.

      Drove the V8 version recently. Definitely an improvement over the laggy turbo engines, as I'm sure the new 3.2 will also be, but still a bit soft and squishy. And the interior definitely needs to be taken upscale, it doesn't quite suit the $50,000 price of the V8 in the 2006.

      Haven't written the review yet. Maybe this week.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Volvo performs mildest facelift ever on 2007 XC90"
      'Just how many facelifts has the 2007 XC90 undergone Mr. Neff?'

      I think the point he was trying to make is that the XC90's facelift is minimal compared to vehicle facelifts in general.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I liked the old one better.