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2019 Volvo Model Year Changes

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Volvo becomes the latest to offer a "subscription" to its automobiles and sport utilities. Care by Volvo allows those paying a monthly subscription to drive different Volvo models from month to month dependent on their needs.

S60

Volvo S60 at new_manufacturing_plant_in_South_Carolina_USA

This is an all-new vehicle, replacing the S60 that almost goes back to the days of Ford's ownership. 

A lot of people are aware that Volvo is owned by Chinese automaker Geely. Some are aware that some Volvo models sold in the United States are being built in China, now. What may be a surprise: this new S60 is being built in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

The S60 will offer the same powertrains as the larger S90, or for that matter the XC90 SUV. That should make power not a problem. Base T5 models have a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and front-wheel-drive running through a ZF 8-speed transmission also shared with other Volvos. The T6 is powered by a 316-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder. It comes standard with all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed transmission. Finally, the T8 comes with the eAWD (front-wheel-drive gasoline, rear wheels powered by electric motor) turbo/super-charged 2.0-liter plug-in hybrid running through an eight-speed (the gasoline engine, not the electric). On a full charge, the electric motor can power the S60 T8 for about 14 miles before the gasoline engine has to start. The T8 model will be introduced later. 

Like its Volvo brethren, the S60 comes with a slew of safety features. City Safety is standard, a collision warning system that warns of cars, bicycles, pedestrians and larger animals can automatically brake the vehicle to prevent a collision. The system can now help lessen potential head-on collisions with other vehicles. Lane Departure Warning is standard and includes Run-off Road Mitigation, a system that detects when you go onto the shoulder and safely steers back onto the roadway without over-reacting.

Blind Spot and Rear Cross Traffic Warnings are optional. An optional Pilot Assist system is about level 1.5 autonomy, keeping the vehicle centered in the lane and accelerating and braking with traffic. The system will now take corners harder to avoid sudden slowing. Don't worry, it won't corner hard enough to knock your tray of assorted dried fish off the center console.

Newer Volvos are known for their gorgeous, simple interiors and large display interfaces. The S60 continues the theme and its Sensus branded infotainment system is improved in the new model with faster start-up and control.

S90

Volvo S90

The Sensus branded touchscreen infotainment system gets upgraded hardware, including more RAM and a faster processor. Boot time should be reduced and response time should improve.

A larger 12.3" driver's display replaces the old 8" version. Homelink™ remote, electronic compass and heated windshield washers are now standard. T5 Momentum models no longer have standard leather seats, they are optional. Moving up to Inscription adds leather, standard. Heated seats are now standard on S90 T5 All-Wheel Drive. Inscription models no longer have standard full LED headlights or headlight washers, they are added back with the new Advanced Package which includes Park Assist Pilot (parallel parks for you), front park assist sensors, 360-degree Surround View Camera, Heads-Up display on the windshield and a power trunk lid.

V60

2019 Volvo V60 at NY Auto Show

This wagon is completely new, the same as the S60 upon which it's based. It has a much longer wheelbase and features more front and rear legroom, hip-room and cargo room, rear seats folded (23.2 cubic feet) or up (50.9 cubic feet) than the previous V60. Overall length is up by almost five inches. 

The same engines as the S60 will be offered, in T5, T6 and plug-in hybrid T8 versions.

As with the S60, previous owners will notice the beautiful new interior, first.

New_Volvo_V60_R-design_interior

V90

2019 Volvo V90

Homelink™, electronic compass, heated windshield washers and Harmon Kardon premium audio are now standard. Full LED headlights with headlight washers are no longer standard, but part of the Advanced Package.

Sensus improvements reduce boot time and response time to inputs.

V90 Cross Country

Volvo V90 Cross Country

Sensus improvements reduce boot time and response time to inputs.

Heated seats, HomeLink™ remote, electronic compass, heated windshield washers and a larger 12.3" driver display are now standard. A 2-way adjustable lumbar support replaces the previous 4-way. Heated rear seats are now a stand-alone option; previously they were only available on Inscription trim level.

Full LED headlights and headlight washers are no longer standard on the T6, but become part of the Advanced Package.

XC40

2019 Volvo XC40 LA Auto Show

This all-new compact sport utility was introduced at last year's LA Auto Show. Competing against Audi Q3, BMW X1 and X3, Buick Encore and Mercedes GLA, to name a few, the XC40 comes with Volvo's tried and true T5 248 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The T5 has standard all-wheel-drive. A lighter boosted version with 184 horsepower called a "T4" will be offered in front-wheel-drive, only.

XC60

2019 Volvo XC60

Front-wheel drive is now available for the T5. All-wheel drive is optional on T5 and standard on T6 and T8.

New for 2018, the XC60 gets the improved Sensus touchscreen system for 2019. Heated front seats are now standard on all-wheel drive models. Power-operated rear door child safety locks are now standard across the board.

XC90

2019 Volvo XC90

Seven passenger seating is now standard, with the exception of the XC90 T8 Excellence, which still comes luxury with seating for four.

Navigation Pro is no longer standard. Three-row seating for seven, Homelink™ remote, electronic compass and heated windshield washers are now standard. Heated seats are now standard on XC90 All-Wheel Drive. R-Design models no longer have standard full LED headlights or headlight washers, they are added back with the new Advanced Package which includes Park Assist Pilot (parallel parks for you), front park assist sensors, 360-degree Surround View Camera, and a Heads-Up display on the windshield.

Sensus touchscreen is improved.

"Magic Blue" is a new color.

 
 

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