Refreshed XC90 is first gentle hybrid Volvo

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Household SUV the primary to get B-badged variant geared up with brake-by-wire vitality restoration system

Volvo has revealed the facelifted model of its XC90 household SUV, which turns into the primary automotive to obtain the corporate’s new gentle hybrid powertrain.

The system, which makes use of kinetic vitality restoration braking to help the combustion engine, is claimed to ship gas effectivity financial savings and emissions reductions of as a lot as 15%.

Fashions that includes the expertise will use a ‘B’ prefix, to separate them from the petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variations already accessible. B-badged vehicles can include both a diesel or petrol engine, and Volvo expects these variations to grow to be the preferred.

The gentle hybrid variations of the XC90 that will likely be accessible initially are a B5 petrol or diesel and a B6 petrol. The powertrain will be regularly rolled out to different fashions, beginning with the XC60.

Solely gentle revisions have been made to the XC90’s exterior styling for 2019. It will get a new-look entrance grille, extra paint decisions and new alloy wheel designs.

Inside, it good points Android Auto smartphone mirroring for the primary time, along with the Apple CarPlay performance already current on the outdated automotive.

Volvo will start taking orders for the refreshed XC90 later this month. It would arrive in British dealerships this summer season, though pricing has but to be confirmed.

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