AT A GLANCE: Volvo XC90 2.5 T2
What drives it? A transversely mounted 2.5-litre five-cylinder
all-wheel-drive engine with a five-speed automatic transmission.
How fast is it? This model makes 0-100kmh in 9.9 seconds, with a limited top speed of 210km/h.
How safe is it? Volvo has installed inflatable curtains, whiplash protection system, side impact protection system, airbags, ABS and EBD braking systems, dual stage driver and passenger airbags, dynamic stability and traction control, roll stability control, electrical brake assist, blind spot information system.
How thirsty is it? 11.7 litres/100km.
Hong Kong friendly? This model meets Euro 5 emissions standards but spews 282 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre, the fug equivalent of 2.35 Smart ForTwos.
Availability: HK$508,000 for the 2.5-litre XC90, HK$548,000 for the 3.2-litre model from Wearnes Motors (tel: 2927 3388)