Volvo is moving quickly to replace nearly every model in its lineup, as part of an ambitious plan to restock its dealerships with fresh product.
After driving the all-new XC90 last week, we've just learned of the details that will make it all happen. Here's how Volvo is going to replace almost every vehicle in its lineup over the next five years:
2016: For the 2016 model year, the XC90 SUV will officially launch. We've just driven the first examples, and we're quite pleased with the way the T6 and T8 drive. An S90 sedan and V90 wagon, both presumed to be larger than any current Volvo, will arrive.
2017: Following the replacement of the XC90, a brand-new, smaller XC60 sport-ute will debut.
2018: An S60 sedan and V60 wagon will join the XC60, and will feature manual, dual-clutch, and traditional automatic transmissions—along with front- and all-wheel drive. Volvo will also introduce the XC40 crossover SUV, smaller than both the XC60 and XC90.
2019: An all-new S40 and V40 will launch, with architecture and development linking Volvo to parent company Geely in a big way.
Count 'em: That's nine new models before the end of the decade.