Heading up the updated model are mild-hybrid powertrains, which are available on every engine variant. The 48-volt setup helps to reduce both CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent – making the models cheaper to run. These powertrains have already been introduced onto both the XC60 and XC90 SUVs, and will likely be rolled out further across Volvo’s line-up.
A number of design changes have also been introduced – including new front fog lights, a new spoiler design and a refreshed lower front bumper. The S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country (essentially a more rugged estate version) all feature a new LED rear light signature, which is simpler and cleaner than that of the outgoing model. New scrolling indicators are now available on the V90 versions, too.
Other changes include a new colour palette and a refreshed line-up of alloy wheels.See available Volvo deals
The acclaimed Bowers and Wilkins sound system have also been upgraded to provide a better sound experience, with changes including automatic vehicle noise cancellation and an improved amplifier. Drivers are also able to monitor interior air quality via the main touchscreen, with an ‘Advanced Air Cleaner’ function able to clear the cabin of most tiny air particles within minutes. Both of these features are offered on all ‘60’ and ’90’ series models, too.