Volvo Cars is growing its portfolio of electrified vehicles by making its 48-volt, mild hybrid powertrain available on every model for the first time.
First introduced on the XC90 and XC60 SUVs last year, the mild hybrids are now also available on all other 90 and 60 Series cars as well as on the XC40. The V90 Cross Country hybrid represents the first electrified variants in the history of the Cross Country range, Volvo announced.
The company’s mild hybrid powertrains can reduce fuel use by 15% and trim emission reductions in real world driving.
The brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking. Together with the Recharge line of plug-in hybrids and fully electric cars, helping Volvo ensure there is an electrified model in every segment of the company’s portfolio.
In addition, Volvo said refreshed versions of the S90 sedan and the V90/V90 Cross Country estate models get exterior design changes and the addition sound system by Bowers and Wilkins.
In terms of exterior design, Volvo designers introduced a number of updates to both the front and rear of the S90 and V90, including new fog lights, a new spoiler design and a new lower front bumper.
Perhaps the most biggest change on the V90 and V90 Cross Country is the new rear light design, including full LED-powered signature lighting and a sequential turn indicator. A range of new exterior colors and wheel options further improve options for personalization.
Inside, a comprehensively upgraded Bowers and Wilkins audio system introduces an even better in-car sound experience, thanks to new features like an upgraded amplifier, automatic vehicle noise cancellation and a new setting that mimics the sound of your favourite jazz club.
Another new feature inside is an Advanced Air Cleaner with a particle sensor. First developed for the Chinese market and now rolled out globally, it allows drivers to monitor interior air quality via the center screen. If desired, the Advanced Air Cleaner can clean the cabin air of almost all tiny particles within a few minutes.
Both the new Bowers & Wilkins audio system and the Advanced Air Cleaner technology are now available on all 90 and 60 Series models.
All models in the 90 and 60 Series now also come with double USB-C charging points in the rear, replacing the 12-volt outlets. The wireless charging functionality for smartphones, first introduced on the small XC40 SUV, is now also available on most variants in the 90 and 60 Series.
In terms of interior materials, the exclusive tailored wool blend seats first introduced on the XC90 last year are now also available on all 90 and 60 models, while there is also a leather-free interior option for the top trim levels.