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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.
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 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.
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.
|B5 2.0-litre turbo MHEV AWD||B6 2.0-litre twin-charged MHEV AWD||PHEV 2.0-litre twin-charged AWD|