In pushing forward with its plans to electrify its entire line-up, Volvo has announced a refreshed appearance for its XC90, with a mild-hybrid option for the diesel version we don’t get in North America and more range for the plug-in hybrid we do.
The flagship SUV of the Volvo stable gets new grille, lower bumper and air intake treatments, high-gloss black treatment for the R Design (mirror casings, window frames and roof rails), new alloy wheel designs and an extended colour palette (featuring new Thunder Grey, Pebble Grey and Birch Light). All models come with standard integrated roof rails and dual integrated exhaust pipes.
The T8 twin-engine plug-in hybrid also gets more electric-only range to 46 km (up from 35) thanks to a larger battery (11.8 kWh, up from 10.4). All XC90s use an 8-speed automatic to send power to all four wheels.
The interior now offers new Slate upholstery, in addition to the previous Charcoal, and a bag in which to store the charging cable. Equipment lists include two USB ports, 9-inch multimedia touchscreen with voice control, nav system and Volvo On Call connectivity, power liftgate, LED headlights, rearview camera, and keyless entry and start.
And since it’s a Volvo, the XC90 also comes with an extensive suite of passive and active safety features, including a lengthy list of driving aids with catchy acronym names.