‘Everyone travels first class’. The sculpted seats offer 21st-century luxury in look, feel and style while allowing generous rear legroom. You can sit easy knowing they’ve been designed in line with leading ergonomic research. With the new XC90, Volvo has redefined the luxury SUV and, as usual, found elegant solutions to complex problems. Just look at the picture below!

There are several versions of the XC90 but all embody the latest contemporary design for the needs of modern man (and woman). Choosing the Momentum will lose none of the above but will save you lots of cash!

Volvo is uniquely Swedish – not German, nor Japanese, and second to none. It offers distinct advantages in design and comfort and, most importantly, regarding safety. The enhanced City Safety collision avoidance technology can help avoid or mitigate collisions with other cars, pedestrians and cyclists in your path. City Safety also includes Braking in Intersection – another world-first from Volvo Cars. If you should turn into the path of an oncoming car at an intersection, your XC90 will brake automatically to help mitigate a collision or prevent it altogether.

Standard IntelliSafe technologies also include preventive safety features such as Blind Spot warning system BLIS, Road Sign Information, Lane Departure Warning and Electronic Stability Control. Everything about the all-new XC90 is intuitive and smart, keeping you in touch with your entire environment and your life. In addition to safety advances, Apple CarPlay is a perfect match with Volvo’s Scandinavian Design approach, and the large centre screen is user-friendly and intuitive.

CleanZone is their approach to your car’s interior environment and your wellbeing. Volvo offers an Interior Air Quality System that checks incoming air for pollutants and closes the vents when necessary. An active carbon filter helps keep out harmful gases and unpleasant odours – so you can breathe happy and healthy.

With Volvo it’s not only a strong body that’s keeping you safe, it’s also an intelligent mind…

TECH SPEC MOTORING DOHA QATARENGINE Two-litre supercharged and turbocharged DOHC, 16 valves, variable valve timing

MAX POWER 316 hp (235kW) @ 5,700
(Just what you need – plenty of power!)

MAX TORQUE 295 lb-ft @ 2,200 – 4,500 rpm
(This means that the XC90 accelerates quickly, even from a low speed)

ACCELERATION 0-100 kph in 6.9 secs
(A very respectable figure for a large SUV and means you have no problems keeping up with traffic)

DRIVELINE Geartronic 8-speed shiftable automatic
with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)

EXTERIOR A new and imposing, unmistakable and totally impressive presence on our roads; this tough, handsome Swede is an upright fellow with just a hint of sleek fashion in the slightly sloping bonnet and flared rear fenders; the grille is proud and flat, the pattern of the LED daytime running lights is called Hammer of Thor’ in a bow to current cinematic trends and legendary Scandinavian power.

INTERIOR Beautifully detailed, top quality leather and wood trim give the XC90 unmatchable elegance; distinctively Volvo style, with more room than anybody else, positively asserts calm reassurance; beautiful dashboard and excellent centre screen, almost as large as an iPad, bring closer the era when your car and your phone are seamlessly interconnected; fabulous Bowers & Wilkins hi-fi recreates the sound of the Gothenburg Concert Hall inside your Volvo XC90; CleanZonevolvo-xc90intellisafe

SAFETY/SECURITY Two new ‘World First’ safety features add to the industry-leading historic and
visionary technologies preventing accidents and protecting all those involved; not enough space here, check it out at the showroom.

Domasco will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Volvo XC90 or any of its stylish range of cars and SUVs for Marhaba viewers and readers. Call 4424 6860 or visit the Volvo website. If you are lucky, you may also see the brand-new S90 luxury sedan/saloon which has just arrived in Qatar.

The smart thing to do is to go and see the people concerned face to face at the Volvo showroom on Khalifa Street, Lejbailat Zone 64 near the iconic Imam Muhammed Abdul Wahab mosque (sometimes called the State Mosque). It is actually between the mosque and TV Roundabout.

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 66 Autumn 2016 from the ‘Motoring’ section. For more car reviews, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 66 Autumn 2016 – only QAR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.

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