- Mild cosmetic upgrade
- Gets advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system
- Now gets City Safety, Blind Spot Information System, Oncoming Lane Mitigation system and Cross Traffic Alert technology with autobrake
- Updated Sensus infotainment system
Volvo’s popular SUV, the XC90, is now available with an electrified powertrain option along with a new set of feature upgrades. The Swedish car manufacturer claims that the new powertrain saves 15 per cent of fuel and reduces emission in real-world conditions. Also, for the first time, the updated XC90 gets an advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain, under the new ‘B’ badge.
The new brake-by-wire system works in sync with the energy-recovery system to recover kinetic energy under braking to deliver better fuel economy and lowered emissions. The XC90 was the first Volvo to feature Apple CarPlay integration and this time, the system offers Android Auto as well. Furthermore, the Sensus infotainment system is now available with all modern updates along with Spotify music streaming service.
As for the exterior, the new XC90 gets an updated grille, newly designed wheels and new exterior colour options. In terms of safety, the SUV now gets City Safety and Blind Spot Information System. Additionally, the vehicle gets the Oncoming Lane Mitigation system which was introduced in the XC60. What's more, the Cross Traffic Alert technology now also offers autobrake. The production of the 2020 Volvo XC90 will commence in May at the Torslanda plant in Sweden.