Pilot Assist now standard on all models
The XC90 featured the first development of the Pilot Assist system however the 2017 year model versions will get the same updated system seen in the S90. That means that this system is now able to take control of acceleration, braking and steering at speeds up to 130 km/h (previously 50 km/h). The updated system also no-longer requires a lead car meaning the car is able to maintain safe semi-autonomous driving provided that lane markings are clearly visible on both sides of the vehicle.
PowerPulse diesel technology eliminates turbo lag
Another piece of kit from the S90 now available on the XC90 D5 AWD is PowerPulse. The technology draws air from the air filter via a compressor into a pressurised two-litre tank. When required, the compressed air is fed by a valve into the exhaust manifold to instantly spool up the turbo. This practically eliminates turbo lag from the D5 model.
The motor now produces more power with 173kW/480Nm while fuel consumption drops to 5.7 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions at 149 g/km.
Model year 2017 Volvo XC90s are readily available across the Volvo Cars dealer network in South Africa.