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The new 2019 Volvo XC90 SUV – enhanced with KERS technology

24 April 2019

Volvo has recently unveiled its facelifted version of their flagship SUV - XC90 2019 PHEV. Along with the minor exterior changes, some interior, powertrain technology updates take place in the new model.

Exterior

Outside, changes are almost invincible. A notable change is the slightly revised concaved front grille. Volvo adds some more variants in the exterior paint palette - the most impressive of them is the Crystal White Metallic. The facelifted SUV's masculine profile is enhanced by redesigned alloy wheels.

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Interior

Volvo adds some new features and options for the new version of its flagship model. The new 2019 XC90 is available with 4, 6 or 7 seats inside. The infotainment system is also new. Android Auto and Spotify are available alongside with AppleCar Play. The central display is now portrait-mounted. The new plug-in XC90 has some additional safety features:

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Technical specs

Powertrain

The new Plug-in Mild Hybrid combines a gasoline engine with electric power using a smart KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) technology that reduces the energy loss during deceleration or braking. The generated power is later re-deployed during acceleration. This way, the fuel consumption is reduced and the vehicle's performance is enhanced to a higher level.

For now, only T8 engine is paired with a Plug-in Hybrid System. The manufacturer plans to add hybrid powertrains to the following engine ranges:  T5, T6, D5, B5, B6, and B6 diesel. All of them are just re-badged to show the new technology in Volvo's line.

According to Volvo, the new PHEV has reduced emission and fuel consumption up to 15%.

The expected release date is sometime by the end of the year.

- Volvo XC 90 specs

Author: Danny Stoyanova