Volvo recently unveiled a facelifted version of the XC90.
As you can see from the images, not much has changed on the outside, with most of the changes to be found under the bonnet.
The facelifted model offers customers Volvo’s advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain, under its new ‘B’ badge. The new ‘B’-badged cars complement Volvo’s existing T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electrified option on the new XC90.
This new electrified powertrain offers drivers up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real-world driving.
Volvo also says the new brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy-recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking.
In terms of active safety technology, the XC90 now offers drivers help with steering on both the City Safety and the Blind Spot Information System.
The Oncoming Lane Mitigation system first introduced on the XC60 is now also available on the XC90, while the Cross Traffic Alert technology now also offers autobrake.
While the XC90 was the first Volvo to offer Apple CarPlay integration, it is now also compatible with Android Auto. The Sensus infotainment system has gone through multiple updates in recent years, all of which have been adopted into the XC90. Where available, the Spotify music streaming service is integrated in the XC90.
The model-year 2020 version of the XC90 will go into production in May at the Torslanda plant in Sweden.
We have yet to receive confirmation from Volvo on when it will be available locally.