New Volvo XC90 2020 unveiled – Refreshed design and updated specs and release date

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Volvo has unveiled the all-new XC90 2020 which has been given a design upgrade, new power options, and some spec updates.

The Swedish carmaker has developed a new hybrid powertrain which uses an advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system, which is coupled with an internal combustion engine to create an electrified powertrain.

Its new ‘B’ hybrid powertrains offer 15 per cent offers fuel savings and emissions reductions in real-world driving, reveals the carmaker.

One of the reasons for this is due to energy recuperating kinetic energy while braking.

These powertrains are added to the existing T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electrified option on the new XC90.

In addition to the new powertrains the carmaker has also given the vehicle some updated styling.

It has subtle upgrades to the exterior design, wheels, colours and a modernised grille.

XC90 is the flagship SUV of the brand which has informed a number of other vehicles in the brand’s lineup.

For example, it was the first model the Thor Hammer headlights were introduced on. 

The XC90 now offers drivers help with steering on both the City Safety and the Blind Spot Information System.

City Safety with Autobrake is still the only system on the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.

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.

Inside the car, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also on offer on the Sensus infotainment system and Spotify is now integrated into the car.

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.

Pricing for the car is expected to be unveiled shortly.

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