Although the mid-size pickup trucks sold in the US as a crazy idea that Volvo one of those included in its offer, also contrary to common sense! These and similar statements, we were able to find more in the press in 2015. More precisely, the first, more serious rumor on the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck, has launched the appearance of the Volvo XC90 SUV. Sincerely, many thought that this was the only model of the Volvo brand, on which one pickup truck model could be based.
Volvo XC90 SUV Review
The Volvo XC90 is a full-size SUV that is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the market. The Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck would be one of the most efficient models. Of course, if took over the drive unit from this SUV. This would mean that this Volvo Pickup will run the T8 Twin Engine and it’s a complex hybrid drive. This powertrain combines a 2.0 L engine that is supercharged and turbocharged, with an electric motor. Together they have a power of 400 hp.
In order to minimize the uncertainty about the possible realization of the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck, it should be noted that Volvo once had a pickup truck model in its offer. Although it was a long time ago, it still counts. Volvo pickups existed in the form of PV54 from 1939. And there were also many conversions of the old 850 model.
Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck Test Mule
At the beginning of the year, a test model was seen. According to the wheelbase dimensions, first indicated the attempt to modify the Volvo XC90 model in a pickup truck. The wheelbase of the XC90 SUV model is 117.5 inches. The model that has been spotted has an inter-axis distance of 10 inches larger. These dimensions indicate a great match with the Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgelin and Ford Ranger models. It is not known that Volvo plans to offer the XC90 SUV with extended wheelbase to the Chinese market, then the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck is a reasonable explanation.
Now, there is almost no car manufacturer that does not plan to upgrade its offer just pickup truck model. Perhaps not sooner, but in the near future, we can expect the Volvo XC90 Pickup Truck.