This new Volvo goes old school
Latest CC recalls Volvo’s past. But there’s nothing old-fashioned about it, says
The cabin is more staid than the XC90, though. Gorgeous, but more conservative in line with the S90/V90’s more traditional demographic: more emphasis on vertical lines than the horizontal shapes of its SUV-sibling. You still get the tablet-like Sensus touch screen in the centre console, although oddly it looks smaller in this interior environment than in the XC. It’s not.
The just-launched model-year 2018 version is a good time to go V90 CC: the latest specification has added active chassis with rear air suspension, ‘‘tailored’ finish for the dashboard and door panels, heated steering wheel, Bowers & Wilkins sound system, sunroof, privacy glass and rearwindow sunblinds. All were previously part of option packages.
You will never rationally justify the V90 CC, because for another $1000 you can have the XC90 with more height, better visibility for all aboard and a lot more cargo-carrying capacity. More choice too, because the XC is also available in less-expensive Momentum ($97,900) and upscale R-Design ($106,900, including Polestar Optimisation) versions. Oh, and with diesel, petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
However, if you favour oldschool style with your higherriding Volvo, you don’t have to justify a thing. For some, the V90 CC appeals in way that a schoolrun SUV never will.