2021 Volvo S90 and V90 Updated With New Features And Tech

Volvo is refreshing the S90 sedan and V90 wagon with a tweaked look and a few new features.

The big news is the availability of mild-hybrid technology across the range. This is essentially a belt-driven motor-generator that can recover energy under braking and then store it for later use, such as starting and aiding the engine. Volvo said the system can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 percent.

The Volvo S90 and V90 gain a new lower front bumper, a new spoiler design and new fog lights (where available). The changes are more extensive on the wagons which get revised taillights with a new LED signature and sequential turn indicator. The exterior updates are rounded out by new colors and wheel options.

Volvo has upgraded the Bowers and Wilkins audio system with new features including an upgraded amplifier, automatic vehicle noise cancellation, and a new setting that mimics the sound of a jazz club.

Another new feature is an advanced air cleaner with a PM 2.5 particle sensor. First developed for the Chinese market, it allows drivers to monitor interior air quality via the center screen. If required, the Advanced Air Cleaner can clean the cabin air of almost all tiny particles within a few minutes. All models Volvo 90 and 60 series models now come with double USB-C charging points in the rear replacing the 12-volt outlets, while wireless phone charging is available on most variants.

As for interior materials, the tailored wool-blend seats first introduced on the XC90 are now available on all 90 and 60 models. A leather-free interior option is also available for top trim levels.

And finally, Volvo is expanding the number of 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain options, making them available on every single model. First introduced on the XC90 and XC60 SUVs in 2019, the mild hybrids are now also available on all other 90 and 60 Series cars, as well as the XC40. The V90 Cross Country therefore becomes the first electrified Cross Country model ever.


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