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Volvo Adds Luxury And Engine Choices For 2015 Lineup

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Volvo is eager to position its vehicles as being more premium than some may currently view them. To do that, the automaker is offering up a 2015 lineup that features more luxurious interiors, and it all starts with the Inscription upgrade package. Soft leather, which is available in a handful of colors, coats the interior seating surfaces while premium wood inlays compliment the choice of hide. The Inscription Package will be offered on the 2015 XC60 crossover and 2015 S80 sedan.

It's not just about looks and comfort though, because Volvo is set to roll out a handful of powertrain options as well. The new Drive-E package is now available, and it features an efficient four-cylinder engine that is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. At the moment, Drive-E is only available on front-wheel-drive vehicles. Once the redesigned XC90 hits the market, however, it will become the first all-wheel-drive vehicle to be paired with the efficient powertrain. The new XC90 will be revealed this fall before reaching showrooms early in the new year.

For those seeking a bit more adventure, Volvo will soon be offering an engine that benefits from both a turbocharger and a supercharger. These twin-charged vehicles should arrive starting in June, and will produce 302 horsepower. It will only be offered on the S60 and XC60 variants for the 2015 model year, and it will apparently only be offered up on vehicles with front-wheel-drive. The all-wheel-drive versions will have to wait for a future refresh or redesign.

Finally, by the summer, all Volvos (except the outgoing XC90) will be equipped with the updated on-board infotainment and navigation experience, Sensus Connect with Volvo On-call, as standard. The cloud-based services allow the driver to find and pay for parking from the car, discover new restaurants at the destination, stream favorite music seamlessly and much more.

The 2015 V60 is already on sale. Other 2015 Volvo models should be released over the course of the year.

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