The most important new Volvo in quite some time has made its first auto show appearance, with the second-generation XC90 debuting at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Volvo has officially kicked off the slow burn that will lead to the eventual unveiling of the next-generation XC90, in August. Its initial foray into the public eye will be with these, a series of 20 images of the new three-row SUVs interior, which is very, very Swedish (there are even the most adorable little Swedish flags on the seats).
After being spotted in Arizona last month, a completely camo'ed Volvo XC40 has been spotted testing in Southern Europe, getting ready for what everyone expects is a Paris Motor Show debut this September. The five-door hatch was caught completely naked on a closed Norwegian road during a photo shoot, and from the single photo we've seen, it's a looker – a trait that should help it entice C30 buyers when that car goes away as well as take on the German A-segment competition.
The Volvo XC90 has always been a strong seller, and apparently the Swedish automaker sees no reason to rock the boat with a full-scale retooling of the luxury crossover. Still, that doesn't mean an update wouldn't breathe a bit of fresh air into the XC90 – and by our clock, it's (over)due for a freshening, as the segment stalwart is entering its ninth year of production. Volvo has done just that for the 2012 model, and both the exterior and interior get a few tweaks to bring the styling up