Volvo is pushing ahead with the electrification of its product range: the new 48-volt mild hybrid system will be introduced in all model series from May 2020. Together with the plug-in hybrids and the Volvo XC40 Recharge electric car, Volvo now offers electrified drive variants in all model series. The S90 and V90 will also be extensively revised for model year 2021.
After their debut in the XC90 and XC60, the gasoline mild hybrid systems with integrated starter generator and 48-volt architecture will be available in all three model series (40, 60 and 90). Recognizable by the “B” in the engine designation, they should save up to 15 percent fuel under real driving conditions.
Volvo S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country are also optically modified: fog lights, spoilers and the lower front bumper have been redesigned and give the sedan and the two estate models additional presence. At the rear of the V90 and V90 Cross Country combi models, the rear light design catches the eye: new LED graphics and the dynamic flashing light set characteristic accents. New exterior colors and wheel designs offer additional options for personalization.
The 60 and 90 series will also receive more equipment for the new model year. This gives the Bowers & Wilkins audio system a more powerful amplifier and also offers automatic noise compensation and a new sound mode.
A fine dust filter for the particularly dangerous 2.5 micron particles (PM2.5) ensures better air in the interior. With the help of a particle sensor, the interior air can be monitored via the central touchscreen and cleaned if necessary within a few minutes.
The 12-volt socket in the rear is replaced by two USB-C charging ports. In the future, the smartphone in most model variants can also be charged wirelessly; so far this was only possible in the XC40. Seat covers made of a special wool blend, which was introduced in the XC90, and leather-free (vegan) equipment for the top versions are now also available.