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2022 Volvo XC90 price and features: Updated seven-seat BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7 rival arrives with hybrid-led range

Volvo's refreshed XC90 range dumps the 'T' moniker engines for new 48-volt and PHEV options.

Volvo has revealed its updated XC90 large SUV range for 2022, lead by its halo plug-in hybrid Recharge variant.

The entire range is now at least mild hybrid, with a total of three powertrains and four trim levels across the XC90’s line-up.

The range now kicks of with an MSRP of $87,888 for the entry-level Momentum which is the only grade available with the B5 powertrain. This consists of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine mated to a 48-volt mild-hybrid (MHEV) system producing 183kW/350Nm. It drives all four wheels via an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

Even the base Momentum comes standard with synthetic leather interior trim for its seven-seat layout. Even the base Momentum comes standard with synthetic leather interior trim for its seven-seat layout.

Standard equipment includes 20-inch alloys, a 9.0-inch multimedia touchscreen in the brand’s signature portrait layout with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, built-in sat-nav and digital radio, a wireless phone charger, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a head-up display, LED headlights, synthetic leather seat trim with heated and power-adjustable front seats, keyless entry and push-start ignition, a surround-view cameras, a power-operated tailgate with gesture control, and four-zone climate control.

Next up is the B6 engine option, available in either the luxury Inscription ($97,888) or sporty R-Design ($99,888) trim levels.

The B6 is a twin-charged (both supercharged and turbocharged) version of the B5 powertrain, producing 220kW/420Nm and driving all four wheels via the same eight-speed transmission.

The R-Design adds larger alloy wheels and sporty aesthetic touches. The R-Design adds larger alloy wheels and sporty aesthetic touches.

The Inscription grade adds 21-inch alloy wheels, a crystal gear selector and chrome highlight trims, as well as a leather-bound key fob. Meanwhile, the R-Design adds 22-inch alloys, Nappa leather and artificial suede seat trim, dark headlining, a sporty multifunction steering wheel, alloy pedals, and a slew of R-Design exterior highlight trims.

Finally, the pinnacle of the XC90 range is the Recharge plug-in hybrid, which jumps to an MSRP of $117,888. It pairs the B6 powertrain with an electric motor, producing a combined output of 300kW/640Nm. This system is backed by an 11.6kWh battery good for a claimed pure electric driving range of 44km. It also adds a panoramic sunroof, privacy window tint, an adaptive air suspension package, and a premium Bowers and Wilkins audio system.

All Volvo XC90 grades are seven-seaters, with boot capacity of 709 litres (VDA) with the third row stowed.

The PHEV is the pinnacle of the range, and includes the otherwise-optional air suspension package. The PHEV is the pinnacle of the range, and includes the otherwise-optional air suspension package.

Safety is standard across the range, with every XC90 variant scoring freeway-speed auto emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, driver attention alert, as well as adaptive cruise control with ‘Pilot Assist’ stop and go function.

2022 Volvo XC90 range pricing

 B5 2.0-litre turbo MHEV AWDB6 2.0-litre twin-charged MHEV AWDPHEV 2.0-litre twin-charged AWD
Momentum$87,888----
Inscription--$97,888--
R-Design--$99,888--
Recharge----$117,888