The Swedish brand announces a range of updates for the model year 2017, including the latest semi-autonomous drive technology, Pilot Assist II, as standard on the XC90 in the UK.Thanks to Volvo’s new SPA architecture, the Pilot Assist II was made possible on the XC90. The advanced technology supports the drivers up to speeds of 80 mph in great marked highway conditions and it was first introduced in the new S90 premium saloon.
The update is available on the D5 powertrain XC90 and it delivers significant improvements in take-off performance because of the brand’s creative use of compressed air to deliver an instant response by spooling up the turbo.
City Safety updated on 90 Series cars
90 Series connectivity updates
Sensus, Volvo’s in-car connectivity and driver interface, will feature new native apps across the range of 2016, including Spotify and Park and Pay. Connected Service Booking will also be added on the Sensus interface along with improved Internet Maps, TuneIn, Local Search and Yelp applications. Record & Send, a new voice-recording app, will also be added, enabling drivers to make a voice note that they can send to themselves as reminders.
60 Series cars
The models will feature significant updates for 2016. The award-winning four-cylinder T5 petrol engine delivers 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque will be parred to an 8-speed automatic transmission and will be available in the XC60. New wheels will be available – a new 18” wheel for the S60/V60 and XC60, and a brand-new 20” wheel for the XC60. The R-Design trim levels will also feature 18”, 19” and 20” wheels.
The S60 series will features three new exterior colours. Luminous Sand will be available on all 60 Series cars, while Mussel Blue will be on the XC60, S60, V60 and V60 Cross Country. Bursting Blue will be available for S60, V60 and XC60 R-Design variants while Passion Red will be available for the V60 Cross Country model.
Volvo On Call
With the new Microsoft Band 2, Volvo On Call will deliver voice control for certain features when using Windows 10-based smartphones. Other features include calendar integration, Flic button compatibility with Volvo On Call and support for Windows 10.
The award winning CleanZone technology offers interior air quality by ensuring that the outside air is perfectly filtered before entering the cabin.
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