First Look: 2007 Volvo XC90 Face-Lift
Here are some early images of the 2007 Volvo XC90. (Photo courtesy of Volvo)
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Ford subsidiary Volvo Cars is preparing a relatively subtle face-lift of its XC90 crossover utility vehicle for model-year 2007, prior to a complete overhaul in 2010.
For the second time this year, someone in Volvo's press department in Gothenburg apparently slipped up and inadvertently posted images of the '07 model on the Web. From what we can tell, the changes are so minor, you'll have to look twice or perhaps even thrice to see the differences.
The bumpers have been tweaked front and rear, likewise the head- and taillamps. A greater effort has been made to upgrade the interior, with more wood, leather and metal trim to give it a premium look and feel.
The engine options will be expanded to include the company's new 235-horsepower 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder, which will be shared with the upcoming S80 sedan and the revised V70 wagon.
The '07 ute should reach Volvo dealers in the fall.
What this means to you: No big changes in store for Volvo's crossover before the end of the decade. But when you're doing well, why fiddle?
Changes to the crossover vehicle will be subtle, and the most noticeable upgrades are to the interior, which gets more wood, leather and metal details. (Photo courtesy of Volvo)
The 2007 Volvo XC90. (Photo courtesy of Volvo)