Volvo Car Malaysia today announced the updated XC90 for the local Premium SUV market. As most people seeking premium SUVs would know, the XC90 is one of the pride and joy models by Volvo. The XC90 was the first model to rurn things around for Volvo, back in 2015. It was the first model to feature Volvo’s key signature elements. Most notable of them is the Thor’s Hammer headlights. The model also introduced Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. The XC90 became widely accepted globally and amassed some 320,000 units in sales, to date, since it debuted.
To improve further it, the updated XC90 is given a new front grille, new wheels and new body colors. The T-shaped LED headlights and low bumper design gives the front-end its power look. Meantime, the Inscription grille with fully chromed bars, adds an even more luxurious look to the package. Headlights have the active high beam assist function.
Although the exterior doesn’t vary too much, the XC90 has two wheel size options, 19-inch 5-spoke or 20-inch 10-spoke.
Moving to the interior, there’s a redesigned Orrefors crystal gearknob as an added ornament to the cabin. This is valid for the T8 variant. For the T5 variant, the XC90 now has a/c vents on the third-row’s c-pillars along with road sign information system (RSI), 4-zone electronic climate control and cooled glove box (previously only the T8).
For entertainment, the car comes with a fully updated Sensus infotainment system with the necessary connectivity for today’s needs.
The entire XC90 line-up is fitted with a 2,0-liter T8 twin engine to punch 254 hp @ 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 350 Nm from 1500 rpm. The powertrain includes an 8-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic. They’ve even pushed the battery capacity from 10.4kW to 11.6kWh to better pure electric driving range, up to 50km.
In terms of active safety technology, the XC90 now offers drivers help with steering on both the City Safety and the Blind Spot Information system (BLIS). City Safety with Autobrake is still the only system on the market to recognize pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. The Oncoming Lane Mitigation system first introduced on the XC60 is now available on XC90, while the Cross Traffic Alert technology is now equipped with autobrake. All this, combined with the safety cage that forms the core of the passive safety technology, makes the XC90 one of the safest cars on the road and underlines Volvo Car’s unwavering commitment to developing the safest cars possible.
The Volvo XC90 price range starts from 373,888 (T5) up to 409,888(T8 Inscription Plus). Colors available are Crystal White Pearl, Denim Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Pebble Grey Metallic, and Thunder Grey Metallic.