Called Twin Engine, the drivetrain will consist of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at about 300 horsepower and a small electric motor linked to a compact battery pack. Together, the two power sources will put out around 442 lb-ft. of torque, enough to rival V8 powerplants, while returning what Volvo promises will be "class-leading" fuel mileage.
Pictures of the interior are not available yet but a third teaser shot confirms the crossover will be equipped with a large iPad-like touch screen that will bundle the car's connectivity, entertainment and navigation functions.
The upcoming XC90 will be the first vehicle to use Volvo's all-new Scalable Platform Architecture, or SPA in short. Similar in concept to Volkswagen's MQB platform, SPA was designed to underpin many of Volvo's upcoming models regardless of size or vehicle type. The S60, the S80 and the XC60 will all ride on the platform when they are renewed.
Look for Volvo's next crossover to greet the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.