XC90 Will Feature Mild Hybrids
Volvo has confirmed a refreshed version of the XC90 large SUV will feature a range of mild-hybrid petrol and diesel engines.
It will be the first to model to use Volvo’s advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain, under its new ‘B’ badge.
The new electrified powertrain promises drivers up to 15% fuel savings and emission reductions in real-world driving.
Volvo’s existing T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electrified option will remain available on the new XC90, with a longer zero-emission range.
On the outside, the refreshed XC90 offers subtle upgrades with new wheels, exterior colours and grille.
Active safety technology now offers drivers help with steering on both the City Safety and the Blind Spot Information System.
The Oncoming Lane Mitigation system first introduced on the XC60 is now also available on the XC90, while the Cross Traffic Alert technology now also offers autobrake.
The model-year 2020 version of the XC90 will go into production in May at the Torslanda plant in Sweden. It will be available to order in the UK in mid-March, with first customer deliveries expected in late Q2 2019.
Full pricing details will be announced shortly.
Source: Fleet News
Added: 25th February 2019