Volvo has made its 48 volt mild hybrid powertrain available on every Volvo model, continuing its push for electrification moving forward.
First introduced on the XC90 and XC60 SUVs last year, the mild hybrids are now also available on all other 90 and 60 Series cars as well as on the XC40, according to the automaker. The mild hybrid powertrain options on the V90 Cross Country represent the first electrified variants in the history of the Cross Country range.
Volvo Cars’ mild hybrids offer drivers up to 15% fuel savings and emission reductions in real world driving. The brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking.
Volvo has also announced refereshed versions of the S90 and V90 models and refined exterior updates to the front and rear of those Volvo vehicles, including new fog lights, a new spoiler design and a new lower front bumper. Other new additions on all 90 and 60 Series models include double USB-C charging points and new tailored wool blend seats.