By Jennifer Geiger on July 4, 2013
Volvo hasn't updated its largest SUV much since the XC90's debut for model-year 2003, but the automaker has some big changes planned for 2014 — and it hopes they will save lives.
"When the first XC90 was introduced in 2002, it featured a number of groundbreaking safety features, including a world-first solution that helps prevent rollovers. By revealing a number of systems for the next generation XC90 we once again confirm our leadership in automotive safety," Thomas Broberg, senior safety advisor for the Volvo Car Group, said in a statement.
When the redesigned XC90 goes on sale at the end of 2014 it'll include the first-ever application of some impressive new safety systems:
The automaker is banking that the new safety systems will help it achieve a lofty goal. Last year Volvo announced that by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in one of the automaker's new vehicles.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer