The XC90 offers a choice of drive modes, for a driving experience to match the road and your mood. You can switch between settings that alter the characteristics of the engine, automatic gearbox, steering, brakes, stability control system and engine Start/Stop. Comfort provides maximum comfort, Dynamic sharpens the car’s responses, Eco prioritizes efficiency and Off-road helps out in rough conditions. A fifth mode, Individual, allows you to combine characteristics to create your own mode.
Range-topping T8 Twin Engine models use powerful plug-in hybrid powertrains that combine effortless performance with a drive mode to suit every need. Electric-only Pure mode provides zero-emissions travel in near-silent luxury, as well as a range that is long enough for most peoples’ daily commute. Like every new Volvo car, the XC90 was designed from the outset to use Twin Engine technology, so there’s no sacrifice in versatility, style or usability.
Carefully selected materials accentuate the authentic, sustainable nature of luxury in the XC90. Déco trim options include Grey Ash and Linear Walnut – beautiful wood finishes with a natural, contemporary appearance.
We have also added Tailored Wool Blend upholstery – a rich, comfortable fabric made from 30 per cent wool and 70 per cent recycled polyester, so you can indulge in luxury that’s been created using a sustainable, responsible approach to design and production.
Interaction is intuitive in the XC90. The digital driver display behind the steering wheel puts important information directly in front of you, and automatically adjusts brightness to the surrounding light conditions. The head-up display projects information onto the windscreen so you don’t need to take your eyes off the road, while the voice control function responds to natural speech, not just set prompts.
The XC90 supports both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which turn the center display into an extension of your smartphone. Access your music and messages or make calls using your phone’s voice control assistant. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ only use the lower half of the screen, so the car’s other functions are still displayed.
City Safety helps to protect people inside and outside the car, day or night. This innovation – which is standard for every XC90 – identifies potential hazards such as other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and large animals ahead. It warns you if it detects an imminent collision and, if you don’t react in time, can automatically apply the brakes to help avoid or mitigate a collision. It also includes Steering Support, which helps you to steer away from danger as effectively and safely as possible.
The XC90 helps to make one of the most common types of collision – when a vehicle leaves the road – less likely to happen. Run-off road Mitigation detects if the car is about to leave the road unintentionally between 40-87mph and can then use steering and, if necessary, brake support to guide the car back onto the right path.
If the car does leave the road, an energy-absorbing structure in the front seat cushions vertical impact to reduce the chance of serious injury in the event of a hard landing.
Please note: the driver is responsible for how the car is controlled at all times.