Volvo XC90 gets a reboot for 2019

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Author: | Updated: 22 Feb 2019 14:41

The Volvo XC90 has had a refresh, with the 2019 model ushering in styling tweaks, additional safety systems and mild-hybrid drivetrains. It’ll be available to order next month.

On the outside, you’re hard-pushed to tell it apart from the outgoing model. However, the grille has been refreshed and there’s some new alloy wheels along with some new paint options.

2019 Volvo XC90 side

The biggest change is the adoption of mild-hybrid tech with a new line of ‘B’-badged models featuring an energy recovery braking system that’s capable of reducing fuel usage and exhaust emissions by 15%.

The ‘B’ badge replaces the ‘T’ on petrol T5 and T6 models and the ‘D’ of the D5. The new tech has been designed to complement the range-topping hybrid T8 petrol model.

2019 Volvo XC90 interior

As you’d expect from Volvo, it wouldn’t be an update without a range of safety enhancements. The XC90 is already one of the safest cars on the road, but an Oncoming Lane Mitigation system has also been fitted, while a cross traffic alert system now features autonomous emergency braking.

The Sensus infotainment system has gone through multiple updates in recent years, all of which have been adopted into the XC90. Where available, the Spotify music streaming service is integrated in the XC90, while Android Auto now features, too.

2019 Volvo XC90 rear

The updated XC90 will be available to order in the UK from mid-March, with the first deliveries expected to begin later in the spring. List prices will be announced at a later date, but you can find lease deals on the current XC90 right now by clicking here.

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