Volvo’s S90, V90 and XC90 are practically new to the market, yet the automaker wants to keep them constantly updated with the latest technology.
Coming to join the safety tech systems that are already available is the Slippery Road Alert, which collects road surface info from cars further ahead and warns drivers approaching a slippery surface. Another fresh feature is the Hazard Light Alert, which warns whoever is behind the wheel of vehicles that have activated their hazard warning lights, providing them with enough time to safely slow down.
In addition to the latest safety equipment, the Swedish have also introduced several new Drive-E powertrain variants, which promise to deliver “an attractive balance of fuel economy and drivability”. In the S90, the D3 four-cylinder diesel engine, which is also available with all-wheel drive, returns 4.3 l/100 km (54.7 mpg US) and emits 114 g/km CO2 regardless of the gearbox choice, which could include the new six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
The smartphone integration offering already includes Apple CarPlay, but Volvo has now added Android Auto functionality as well. Moreover, the 90 series will also get the Over-The-Air navigation update, which ensures that the car always has the latest maps on-board. Finally, the color palette has received a new shade, called Maple Brown, which can be ordered on the S90 and V90.