Volvo XC90 R-Design Volvo Cars has announced a broad range of product updates, led by the continued rollout of the Drive-E powertrain program upgrades for the T6 petrol engine. The rollout is expected to commence, along with an all-wheel drive. in stages. The T6 offers output boosts of up to 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque.

At the same time, the T6 powerplant fulfills Euro6 regulations and delivers best-in-class efficient performance. With this powertrain configuration, the S60 is down to 161 g/km the V60 at 163 g/km and the XC60 down to 179 g/km CO2. In the XC90, the T6 is coupled to a refined 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering 320 hp and 400 Nm. This powertrain configuration will be made available globally for the T5 in the XC90 (254 hp and 350 Nm).and selected variants in due time.

A new T2 position is filled by a highly efficient petrol variant on the S/V60 variants that delivers 122 hp and 220 Nm of torque while also meeting Euro6 demands. As a matter of fact, the 1.5l T3 front wheel drive automatic variant on the S/V60 is now available in Japan.

On the other hand, the  XC90 T8 which includes the twin-engine is said to deliver the cleanest and most powerful plug-in hybrid propulsion system. The 7-seater SUV reflects the Swedish company’s commitment to add new twin-engine variants to the line-up on an annual basis.

The upgrades also include the addition of a mid-performance front wheel drive D4 variant for the S60 and XC60, comply to Euro 3 diesel markets. The D4 delivers 190 hp and 400Nm of torque. The diesel line-up, including the V60, XC90 and V40 and D5 all receive desired output boosts. The D5, which is added to Volvo’s diesel family earlier in the year, is able to push up to 225 hp and 470 Nm.

New exterior colors on the cards for the 60 Series on selected variants. The hues comprise of Onyx Black, Osmium Grey, and the R-Design themes in Rich Java, Magic Blue and Onyx Black. The R-design hues are reserved for the XC70. Optional list consists of updated upholstery with 5-way massage function seats and new wheels.

Volvo’s Sensus Connect

Apart from powerplant, Volvo has implemented upgraded Sensus Navigation for its flagship SUV, the XC90. The Sensus Connect suite now offers a bunch of in-car apps such as Yelp; Glympse;Volvo On Call; and ICall (China only).

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