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Volvo Adds Diesel, Slippery Road Alert to S90, XC90

November 28, 2016

Photo graphic of slipper road alert courtesy of Volvo.
Photo graphic of slipper road alert courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Cars is rolling out updates to its S90 sedan, XC90 luxury SUV and V90 station wagon in Europe that include a diesel engine, a slippery road alert, and Android Auto, the automaker has announced.

Volvo will begin offering its D3 four-cylinder diesel that's coupled with a new manual 6-speed transmission or existing automatic 6-speed transmission coupled with available all-wheel drive. When paired with the flagship S90 sedan, the engine will reduce carbon-dioxide emissions to 114 grams per kilogram.

Volvo will also offer a slippery road alert and hazard light alert that use cloud-based technology to share safety data between vehicles. The 90-series cars will not include over-the-air navigation updates so the vehicles' maps are always up to date.

Android Auto will become a standard feature for smartphone integration. Volvo already offers Apply CarPlay.

The updated models would likely be offered in the 2017 model year and are going into production this month.

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