2020 Volvo XC90 SUV Preview

The Swede's stylish big hauler gets a 2020 refresh

Volvo’s big SUV receives a healthy update for 2020 with refreshed exterior styling, more cabin tech, different seating configuration options including a new 6-seat setup, and an advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system.

The Swede will be all-electric soon enough, but until then, Volvo continues to tweak their gas-powered vehicles for better efficiencies as they work towards their ambitious electrification strategy.

Volvo’s new ‘B’-badged series

Powered by advanced diesel and petrol engines and the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, the new XC90 for the first time offers customers Volvo’s advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system; paired to this electrified powertrain, expect 15-percent fuel savings and emission reductions on the road. This is all part of Volvo’s new ‘B’-badged cars.

2020 Volvo XC90 SUV rear

Volvo’s exterior styling is on point — sleek, sporty, and retaining a distinguished look setting it apart in a sea of 7-passenger SUVs beginning to look the same.

2020 XC90 Changes & Updates Inside and Out

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For 2020, the XC90 exterior finds new wheels, new exterior colours, a refreshed front grille, and other subtle styling updates.

Also read: 2016 Volvo XC90 Review: All-new design is lighter, bigger, stronger

Inside, aside from new materials including a wool blend, the major change is the ability to order the 2020 XC90 with a range of different seating configurations. This includes the 4-seat Excellence variant, the popular 7-seat setup, and now a new 6-seat configuration.

2020 Volvo XC90 SUV interior

See the gallery below for all the seating configurations.

Android Auto is also included now, joining Apple CarPlay; and where available, the Spotify music streaming service is integrated in the XC90.

Release Date

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The XC90 goes into production May 2019 and orders are being accepted now. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

Shopping for a new SUV? Read our 2020 SUV Guide here.


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