Volvo says it's meant mainly for children or adults shorter than 5' 3".I didn't say what age those passengers would be now did I? Just kidding though, I think it was Volvo's intention to have 7-passenger seating for kids and in case you really needed it for a short trip for adults. You are right though, the 3rd row looks to have very little leg room, but I will have to see it in real life to make a real conclusion. It probably beats the X5 and ML as far as this is concerned, but the MDX probably has more space from the looks of things.
Volvo says its about a 1000 lbs heavier than an S80. That puts it in the 4500 lbs range.Any word how heavy it's going to be? Curious how the 210hp turbo will do (and are there torque numbers yet?), especially for getting it off the line (e.g. 0-30mph).
Also they claim 0-60 time of 8 seconds. (comparable to the MDX)
They claim it is based on Infra-red technology. It allows you to see 5 times farther than conventional headlights. A small screen pops out behind the intrument cluster on the driver's side, which provides the IR view. I think Cadillac is already using a similar system. No idea about its actual utility in real-life situations.Also, can someone explain more about what the Night Vision system is?