Both the S90 and XC90 Recharge—that’s Volvo’s new name for its T8 plug-in-hybrid electric vehicles, as the T8 cast is retired—get a above amount cut for 2021. The XC90 Recharge is now $64,445 at base—a $3,550 abridgement compared to the 2020 T8—and that’s afore a accessible $5,419 federal tax acclaim is applied. The S90 Recharge is now $3,150 beneath big-ticket than it was aftermost year, and will alpha at $61,045 in 2021, again, afore the tax credit.
The amount aberration amid Volvo’s T6 and the plug-in-hybrid Recharge trims has been fabricated appreciably abate for 2021. In 2020, the gap amid the XC90 T6 and T8 was $10,700, but in 2021 it’s been brought bottomward to $6,500, and a agnate abatement has been fabricated to the S90. In 2020 the S90 T8 was $9,550 pricier than the T6, but for 2021 that amount basin is now jut $5,400. Clearly this is to incentivize buyers to ability for pricier trims, but a Recharge is now a abundant bigger amount than a T8 was in 2020 acknowledgment to added accepted equipment.
The S90 auto and both wagon variants get accessory administration refreshes for 2021. The S90 gets a new grille with close slats, a full-width chrome band at the basal of the car’s advanced fascia, a new trunklid with a added audible lip spoiler, and redesigned taillights that Volvo says gives the car a “more abstruse and added premium” look. Volvo additionally has adapted the rear ends of the S90 and friends, removing the bankrupt finishers and ambuscade the tailpipes in a arresting the cast is affective anytime afterpiece to abounding electrification.
For 2021, the V9o Cross Country gets rid of the artificial trim on its doors for a cleaner aesthetic, sports a new grille, and gets a redesigned advanced fascia whose lower allocation now juts advanced instead of tucking beneath for a hardly tougher look, Volvo says. The car additionally has new auto and a larger, added arresting faux skidplate at the aback that additionally loses the antecedent model’s bankrupt finishers. The beneath asperous V90’s exoteric is abundantly banausic from 2020 with the barring of some redesigned taillights and a advanced end analogous the S90’s. Both wagons additionally get some new dashboard abstracts and the autogenous air vents accept been hardly redesigned. Those vents do move air from a beefed-up filtration arrangement that can now accord with particles as baby as 2.5 microns across.
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The XC90 gets baby updates for 2021, too. There is a new six-seat autogenous advantage with captain’s chairs area a three-place average row would commonly go, and a Lounge amalgamation adds massaging seats. There are additionally new abstracts for the interior, including a absolute blend. That ability complete small, but absolute is added comfortable than it sounds—it charcoal air-conditioned to the blow and doesn’t abduction odors the way accustomed bolt does.
All of Volvo’s 90-series cars accept the Exceptional amalgamation as standard, as able-bodied as blind-spot monitoring, LED lights that angle to brighten corners, and a wireless charger for smartphones. Volvo is additionally abacus new caster designs beyond the 90-series ambit and a “Connected Safety with glace alley and hazard-light alert” action for 2021—essentially, affiliated Volvos accord anniversary added a active up back they accept encountered a alarming active action or are chock-full with the hazards on.
The Bowers & Wilkins exceptional audio arrangement has been upgraded with a new amplifier, a new arch tweeter, a new “Jazz Room” audio-field advantage (modeled afterwards an absolute applesauce club in Volvo’s Gothenburg hometown), and new continuum cones that all aim to advance occupants’ alert experiences.
The deluge of baby changes and ample discounts attending like they’ll abide to accomplish Volvo an interesting, well-designed, and hardly offbeat another to other, added boilerplate affluence brands activity into 2021.