By Drew Johnson
Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2014 @ 10:24 am
 
Volvo's next-generation XC90 will make its United States debut later this year at the Los Angeles auto show before hitting showrooms during the spring of 2015, the company's North American CEO has revealed.

"You'll start seeing the [next-generation] XC90 very soon," Tony Nicolosi, Volvo Cars North America's president and CEO, told Car and Driver. "We will probably bring it to the LA auto show, but the actual U.S. sales start for the XC90 late March 2015."

Nicolosi didn't explain, however, if the LA show would be the XC90's global unveiling or simply its North American introduction.

Volvo has previewed the styling the direct of the next XC90 with two design concepts, with a third expected to bow before the production version of the crossover is unveiled. It's possible that Volvo's third XC90 show car could be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Whatever the case, the second-generation XC90 - which will likely be tagged as a 2016 model - will ride on Volvo's new SPA architecture. The big crossover will be powered by Volvo's latest Drive-E engine range, with a plug-in hybrid to be offered from launch.