2015 Volvo XC90 Scalable Product Architecture explained

The new Volvo platform called Scalable Product Architecture has been four years in the making and set to underpin next generation XC90, S60, V60, XC60 and S80. Made of high tensile boron steel so as to ensure optimum weight and rigidity ratio, this scalable architecture can be adapted to a wide range of vehicles despite vast variations in size and shape.

2015 Volvo XC90 Scalable Product Architecture (0)This new chassis technology not only reduces weight but also improves weight distribution. Improved driving without compromise to ride comfort is another advantage while Scalable Product Architecture allows for more in-cabin flexibility with innovative seats with sliding function. This results in added interior space for passengers in second and third row creating extra leg room and increased luggage space. This innovation can also be seen in third row seats which offer class leading comforts for passengers upto 170 cms.

Launch of 2015 Volvo XC90, the first car with Scalable Product Architecture, will take place in Stockholm, Sweden a few weeks from now. Following its introduction on the XC90, Scalable Product Architecture will then make its way across product range which is all part of the company’s US$ 11 bn investment plan.

Introduction of Scalable Product Architecture benefits Volvo in many ways. It adds flexibility, allowing engineers and designers to bring in features and devises which work in tandem to enhance drivability add more safety features and other connected car technologies. The new architecture also will also change the way in which Volvo builds cars, powertrains and electric system which can be fitted on the same architecture resulting in enhanced economies.

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