Volvo has begun teasing details of the new XC90, due for launch later this year, with a series of interior photos.  A full external reveal will take place in August.

The company says the design of the 2015 XC90 takes its inspiration from Swedish design, and features a large tablet-style touch-screen interface in the centre console.

This results in a largely button-free cabin, but also helps the company to achieve its goal of creating its most luxurious interior yet.

Materials such as fine wood and soft leather are combined with hand-crafted items such as the gear lever made of crystal glass by Orrefors, the famous Swedish glass maker.  There are also diamond-cut controls for the start/stop button and hi-fi volume control.

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is the first model to use Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and allows for flexible interior packaging and the use of the latest in-car systems.

The company is already noted for its comfortable seats, and this is set to continue with the new model.  The standard Comfort seats are said to offer excellent support and are available with a wide range of adjustment, including adjustable side bolsters, cushion extension, and multi-direction lumbar support, plus the option of three memorised positions, heating, ventilation and massage functions.  A new Contour seat will also be available.

The second row comprises three individual seats with recline adjustment and a sliding facility.  An integrated child booster for the centre seat will also be available.

The third row seats are said to offer headroom for passengers up to 170cm in height, and all seven seats feature three-point belts.  Third-row passengers even get their own air conditioning system in some markets.

More details of the 2015 XC90 will be revealed in July, with the full external reveal due in August.