The 2020 Volvo XC90 is about to get a facelift. Those are the latest reports about this luxury mid-size crossover, which is also Volvo’s flagship model. The current generation has been around since 2015 and although we doubt it will have a decade-long production cycle, which was the case with the previous generation, it still a refresh. Therefore, the next year will bring to use a fine number of novelties. Of course, base design characteristics will remain the same, but we count on updates in terms of styling, as well as a couple of interior tweaks.
On the other side, mechanical aspect of the 2020 Volvo XC90 is expected to remain pretty much untouched, although some reports suggest we could see a new suspension, which would soften the ride. The wide engine lineup is expected to remain the same. The new model should hit the market in the third half of the year.
2020 Volvo XC90 Redesign
As we already mentioned, base design characteristics won’t change in the 2020 Volvo XC90. We count on the same overall design, which has been introduced five years ago. However, we are about to see styling updates. The upcoming model will come with novelties all around the vehicle but the biggest ones will, naturally, come at the front. We count on some rework on the grille, headlights, and bumper. On the back end, there is a chance to see some revisions on the tailgate, while taillights will probably keep pretty much the same design.
Mechanically, the upcoming 2020 Volvo XC90 shouldn’t feature drastic changes, although some reports suggest we could see new suspension. Of course, that wouldn’t be a completely new kit, but rather some of the components. This particularly refers to dampers, where are quite harsh in the current model, so the Swedish carmaker definitely needs something that would soften the ride, something that would justify Volvo’s reputation of a premium brand.
On the inside, there is really nothing to complain about the current model. It features a spacious cabin, which is comfortable and also well-equipped. The first thing you’ll notice is that it looks very stylish and that this style is perfectly combined with the great quality of all materials. Therefore, we don’t expect to see too many changes on the dashboard and similar areas. Of course, the base interior characteristics will remain the same, so count on same 7-seat configuration, which is now standard. The thing that makes XC90 stand out is a comfort.
A few rivals can match seat quality, as well as leg and headroom in first two rows. On the other side, the third row is relatively tight, which is typical for a mid-size crossover. The 2020 Volvo XC90 will also shine in terms of cargo volume, as you can count on 16 cubic feet behind the third row and more than 86 cubic feet of overall cargo volume.
This is where we expect to see some nice novelties, as each trim level is expected to come with a fine list of additional standard features. Still, keep in mind that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. All models come with things like satellite radio, navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, premium audio system etc.
Typically for Volvo, there is an impressive list of safety features. Simply, there is no other model in the class that can match this huge amount of advanced systems. All models come with things like rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, following distance indicator, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, driver attention monitoring, and speed limit recognition, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, oncoming collision mitigation, and pedestrian detection. That’s not all, as you can also get an optional head-up display, a surround-view parking camera, front parking sensors, and automatic parking assist.
2020 Volvo XC90 Engines
We have no doubt that the 2020 Volvo XC90 will continue with a wide powertrain lineup. All models will feature a four-cylinder engine. The base variant is a turbo-four with 250 horsepower. Higher trims include the same engine, which gets help from a supercharger, so a max output goes around 320 horsepower. This engine could be paired with a couple of electric motors, for a combined output of impressive 400 hp.
In Europe, you can also get two diesel options. Both feature a 2.0-liter turbodiesel, which comes with a max output of either 190 or 225 horsepower.
2020 Volvo XC90 Release Date and Price
Considering all the updates, it seems likely to see the 2020 Volvo XC90 a little bit earlier than usual. Most likely, that will happen in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. The current models come in a pretty wide range, which goes between 48.000 and 105.000 dollars, roughly.