Volvo has updated a number of its modelsAugust 31, 2020
Volvo’s 90 series models are the flagship of the brand and therefore the XC90, S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country represent the Swedish brand’s largest and best models. In 2021, they will receive a number of updates that will allow them to compete with cars from brands such as Mercedes and BMW.
Previously, AutoTimesNews has already published information about some changes in car models, but for summarizing, we will put them together. So, both the S90 and XC90 Recharge – which is Volvo’s new name for the T8 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles – as the T8 nameplate is discontinued – will receive a significant price cut in 2021. The XC90 Recharge now starts at $ 64,445 in the base package – a price drop of $ 3,550. The S90 Recharge is now $ 3,150 cheaper than last year, starting at $ 61,045.
The S90 sedan and both station wagon variants will receive minor design updates for 2021. The S90 gets a new grille with interior slats, a full-width chrome strip at the bottom of the dash, a new boot lid with a sharper lip spoiler and redesigned taillights that Volvo says give the car a “more technical and premium look.” Volvo has also redesigned the rear of the S90, removing the exhaust trim and hiding the tailpipes, signaling that the brand is getting closer to full electrification.
Volvo says the V90 Cross Country will get rid of the plastic door trims, a new grille and an updated front end by 2021, with the lower section now protruding forward. The car also received new wheels and a larger, more pronounced faux skid plate at the rear, which also lacks the exhaust trim of the previous model.
The XC90 crossover will also receive minor updates. Thus, the model will receive a new version of the salon for six seats with captain’s chairs, where a three-seater middle row is usually located, and massage chairs are added to the Lounge package. New materials for the interior have also appeared, including semi-wool.
All Volvo 90 Series cars will get the Premium package as standard, along with blind spot monitoring, LED lights that curve to illuminate corners and a wireless smartphone charger. Volvo is also adding new rims for the entire 90-series lineup and Connected Safety — essentially, connected Volvo warns each other when they encounter dangerous driving conditions or are stopped with a hazard enabled.
The Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system has been redesigned with a new amplifier, a new dome tweeter, a new ‘Jazz Room’ sound tuning option (modeled after a real jazz club in Volvo’s hometown of Gothenburg) and new cone diffusers aimed at improving hearing perception of passengers.
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