Volvo XC90 is the oldest model in the brand, and when the current generation made its debut in 2016, it was a sight to behold as it is like a breath of fresh air to the lineup that is filled with outdated cars. But, since then, Volvo has come out with a brand new model and the company is giving its old XC90 a facelift for the 2020 model year. On the outside, there is a new grille, some new wheel designs, different exterior colors, and that’s basically it. Also, this SUV is still one of the best looking SUV that is available today. The interior looks amazing, and each trim has additional options like a tailored wool interior upholstery option which looks great, and this SUV can now have the six-seat configuration in addition to the existing four-, five-, and seven-seat setups.
Android Auto is present, which is new for Sensus infotainment system, it can stream music on Spotify. There are a lot of driver assist features which are Steering assist which has been added to the XC90’s automated emergency braking and blind-spot-monitoring systems which Volvo said that is the only such system that can detect pedestrians, bicyclists, and large animals like moose. Cross-traffic alert now has automated braking; the oncoming-lane mitigation system is also available.
What this does is if the car wandered off and there is oncoming traffic, it will steer the car back into the correct lane. Moreover, Volvo will introduce a new non-plug-in-hybrid powertrain across its lineup, which is marked by a B badge. These brand new hybrid use regenerative brakes which the company called it “mild hybrids.”. The company also said that the system would have fuel savings and emissions reductions of up to 15 percent in real-world driving. This SUV will use a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four which has been upgraded with a new battery pack and which is called as “brake-by-wire advanced battery charging” by the company.
Volvo says that range has been increased by 15 percent, and total system power is up to 420 horsepower. This amazing cmSUV will go on sale this fall in the United States, and the order books are open. The production is underway, and it will remain at Volvo’s Torslanda, Sweden, plant. 2020 Volvo XC90 will be going up against the Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.