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2020 Volvo XC90 - First impression

2020 Volvo XC90 - First impression

Volvo XC90, one of the best and top-of-the-line luxury SUVs, has received a facelift for the 2020 model year. Being a facelift, not much has been changed in the SUV, and we think that’s alright because the XC90 was already a phenomenal car in the first place. Anyway, since we have a new model, we are obliged to have a look at it, so here is our first impression of the 2020 Volvo XC90.

2020 Volvo XC90 - First impression

How does the new 2020 Volvo XC90 look?

Ans. We always loved the way Volvo design its cars and the XC90 is no exception. It was an eye-catcher before, and it is even now. Most of the exterior features of the XC90 have been retained in the facelift. However, there are some new additions as well. They are-

  • The most significant aesthetic change has to be the front grille. Its vertically stacked chrome slats are now concaved inside and bring out a fresh look

  • We also see some chrome garnishing on the front bumper

  • Volvo has also thrown in a set of newly designed wheels

The rest of the SUV remains more or less the same and continues to be as elegant and stylish as before. Do let us know, what is your favourite aesthetic feature of the XC90.

2020 Volvo XC90 top-view

What’s new on the inside of the 2020 Volvo XC90?

Ans. As we mentioned earlier, the XC90 is a very luxurious vehicle. Sitting inside one is a totally different experience. It cocoons you in its opulent cabin and keeps you safe. Volvo has taken care of every minute detail to make sure you are as comfortable as it gets.

Talking about the new features in the updated XC90, there is this Orrefors crystal gear knob in the top T8 Inscription model. It looks great and reminds you how special, privileged, and blessed you are to being inside an XC90.

2020 Volvo XC90 interior

Also, the T5 variant now gets AC vents in the C-pillar for the 3rd-row passengers, road sign information system, four-zone climate control, and a cooled glovebox. The most significant update in the interior has to be the fact that the new XC90 now comes with a six-seat configuration along with the previous four-, five-, and seven-seat configuration.

Are there any changes under the hood?

Ans. 2020 Volvo XC90 specs show the same set of engine options as before - 2.0T with 254 bhp and 350 Nm that powers the T5 variant and T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, which churns out 407 bhp and 640 Nm total torque.

2020 Volvo XC90 engine

However, in the new XC90, Volvo has increased the battery capacity for the hybrid model from 10.4 kWh to 11.6 kWh, which means that the combined power output is now 420 bhp. The increased battery capacity also allows driving the new XC90 for 50 km on pure electric power, that’s a bump of 15% from before!

Are there any changes in the XC90 safety features?

Ans. Everybody knows that Volvo makes some of the world’s safest vehicles. The top-of-the-line XC90 is loaded with advanced safety features that will keep you safe in various situations. You would be amazed to know that the new 2020 Volvo XC90 has the ‘City Safety with Automatic Brake’ technology, which is the only one in the market to detect pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals.

2020 Volvo XC90 side

The new XC90 also gets Steering Assist for its City Safety and Blind Spot Information systems. Volvo added the Oncoming Lane Mitigation system as well. You will also find the Park Assist Pilot (parallel and perpendicular parking) and 360 surround-view camera (T5 rear only).

These were some of the key changes in the new 2020 Volvo XC90. We always welcome a facelift like this, and the fact that Volvo is providing all that at the same price is applaudable. Yes, that’s right! The new 2020 Volvo XC90 price remains the same. It starts at RM 373,888 and goes all the way up to RM RM409,888.

We really like the new XC90. What about you?


2020 Volvo XC90 colours -

The new Volvo XC90 facelift is available in five color options - Crystal white pearl, denim blue metallic, onyx black metallic, pebble grey metallic, and thunder grey metallic.

2020 Volvo XC90 rear

2020 Volvo XC90 price list-

Variant Price (on-road w/o insurance)
T5 Momentum RM 373,888
T8 Twin Engine Inscription RM 399,888
T8 Twin Engine Inscription Plus  RM 409,888


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