The new Volvo XC90 represents a key moment in the company’s history, and for several reasons.

It’s the first all-new product under the company’s foreign ownership; it’s the first new model to demonstrate the company’s new design direction; and it’s the first vehicle to use a series of new technologies and platforms, all of which have been developed in-house.

Now, any one of those achievements would be commendable by itself, but the fact the company has pulled off all three at the same time, is frankly remarkable…