Volvo is testing a hybrid version of the V90 and S90 models

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Volvo is testing a hybrid version of the V90 and S90 models

Updated sedan and wagon, the Swedish company will receive hybrid powertrains.

Volvo plans to update its sedan and wagon S90 and V90 and novelties have already been seen at the winter tests with minimal disguise. Pictures of prototypes have been published by Autocar. External differences between cars is minimal, but small cosmetic changes all the same will take place.

However, significant changes will occur in technical part and the main change is that the new Volvo V90 and S90 получат48-volt mild hybrid technology, which has been used in the XC90 and XC60.

The system combines a 48-volt battery with built-in starter-generator and an energy recovery system, capturing kinetic energy during braking or acceleration, and then uses it to improve the overall efficiency. It is expected that instead of icons “T” and “D” denoting the diesel and petrol version, both cars will be designated by the letter “B”.

Further changes are likely to be gradual, with equipment upgrades across the range and small changes in infotainment software vehicle. It is expected that plug-in hybrid T8 will remain unchanged, but Volvo could provide a more sport tuned model “Engineered by Polestar”.

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Given the timing of the release of the updated XC90, first released in 2015, expect a three-year S90 and V90 will be updated in mid-2020 and will go on sale by year-end.

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