New Volvo S90 and V90 feature mild-hybrid powertrains

Volvo S90 saloon and V90 estate gain new styling, new interior updates and mild-hybrid technology

  • New 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain
  • New cabin air quality sensor
  • Styling tweaks and interior tech upgrades

Volvo has revealed its facelifted S90 saloon and V90 estate. Both cars feature styling updates, technology upgrades, as well as 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrains. The changes to the 90 series models mean there is now an electrified version of every model in the current Volvo range.

Volvo’s 48-volt mild-hybrid system will now be offered across its S90 saloon and V90 estate range. Volvo expects owners will experience fuel savings of up to 15% and reduced CO2 emissions across the three petrol and two diesel options available.

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Both S90 saloon and V90 estate feature modest styling changes. There’s a new spoiler, a new lower front bumper, and new fog light design. Perhaps the biggest change is at the back of the V90, where Volvo have fitted a new tail light design, incorporating sequential indicators and LED-powered signature lighting. Volvo has also added extra paint colours and alloy wheel designs too.

The interior changes include a new air quality monitoring system called the Advanced Air Cleaner. First developed for the Chinese market, the system can quickly eradicate the cabin of most tiny particles.

All models now feature an upgraded Bowers & Wilkins sound system as standard. The system includes a new amplifier, automatic vehicle noise cancellation and an equaliser that can mimic the acoustics of particular environments.

Rear passengers are also treated to two USB-C charging ports, which replace the 12-volt power outlet. There’s also a leather-free interior option for range-topping 90 models, as well as a tailored wool blend seat material, which was first introduced on the XC90 last year.

Volvo has not yet announced prices or full UK specs for the new S90 and V90 model range.

Interested in knowing more about Volvo’s flagship model range? Read our reviews of the Volvo S90 saloon and Volvo V90 estate for more information.

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