2019 Volvo XC90 Redesign, Release Date

The new 2019 Volvo XC90 is a company’s premium luxury offering in SUV segment. The flagship midsized SUV made its debut back in 2003 and since then it has been a top contender in this segment.

The SUV is getting a makeover and Volvo has used enhanced safety technologies while revamping styling of the car to an extent. It will lock horns with rivals like Audi Q8 and BMW X7 upon release.

2019 Volvo XC90 rear

2019 Volvo XC90 – Elegant and Stylish Look

The exterior styling of 2019 Volvo XC90 is quite elegant and stylish. The LED running lights, typical Volvo style grille and curvaceous taillights all look graceful- to say the least. It will be sold in hues like Pine Grey, Denim Blue and Maple Brown. Based on which rim you buy- wheels are available in 18 to 21 inches. The trims are- Momentum, Inscription, R-Design and top end Excellence. Regular XC90s fall into T5 and T6 class while the hybrid is labeled T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid. The Inscription and Excellence trims are luxury oriented while R-Design is sporty in nature.

The cabin of 2019 XC90 is both sophisticated and classy looking. The dashboard is also clean and ergonomically designed. The 9-inch center display is reminiscent of Tesla cars. You can opt for 2 or 3 row of seats while Excellence trim comes in 4 seater setup- which is nice. The third row is not much suited for adults and cargo space is decent.

Safety Features and Trims

The 2019 Volvo XC90 gets excellent safety features much like most of its siblings and amenities are also nice. The standard features and equipment are really good. All trims get rearview mirrors, automatically dimming side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring.

Momentum trim gets the laminated panoramic moonroof, -zone climate control, Leatherette seats, IntelliSafe technologies which include Run-off-Road Mitigation, Lane Keeping Aid, Road Sign Information, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Road Sign Information, and semi-autonomous driving technologies like Adaptive Cruise Control. The semi-autonomous Pilot Assist tech is excellent.

Inscription trim gets also a 20″ alloy wheels, ventilated seats, Nappa leather seating, walnut wood inlays etc. In R design trim you get piano black décor, unique front grille, Contour Seats, perforated leather steering wheel, Nappa leather upholstery and contrasting stitching. However, the top Excellence trim gets leather seats with massaging, refrigeration compartment, dark tinted rear windows, 21-inch alloy wheels.

There are enough optional features like a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, 360-degree camera, air suspension, quad-zone climate control, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel. Volvo’s infotainment system has improved but it is a little tedious to learn- more so for first-time users.

2019 Volvo XC90 interior

2019 Volvo XC90 – Powertrain Specs

The 2019 XC90 gets decent and powerful engine choices. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder units in T5 models make an output of 250 HP. In T6 models, the turbocharged 2.0-liter engines make 316 horsepower.

The T8 Twin Engine with its plug-in hybrid setup makes 400 horsepower. Furthermore, the all trims are laden with 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox and there is an engine start/stop feature to save fuel. Towing capacity is 5000 pounds.

2019 Volvo XC90 side

2019 Volvo XC90 – Debut and Pricing

Finally, the 2019 Volvo XC90 will be unveiled for sale in late 2018. The base trim pricing should be around $47.000. The top Excellence plug-in hybrid trim will cost almost $105,000.

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a superb midsized luxury SUV that gets a moderate revamp. Styling changes are nice but Volvo has appended major and useful safety features. The pricing covers a wider range and it is quite competitive barring the top trim. The cabin is elegantly designed and you get plenty of customization choices.

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  1. The lease is up on our i3 in September of this year and the XC90 is on a short list of vehicles we want. We really wanted to special order and go do the International delivery but it seems the factory is moving from Sweden to China and cannot be offered.

    • Actually, the XC90 factory is now being built in Charleston South Carolina as we speak not China. This will make factory delivery so much more convenient. Production will begin with the 2020 year model and be available in the fall of 2019 and will be a major upgrade. According to Volvo all models will have some sort of electrified power train. I personally hope they go to a 28 volt electrical system like Audi.

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