XC is an abbreviation for Cross Nation, with X representing ‘Cross’ and C, ‘Nation’. To us, the 2023 Volvo XC90 Final B6 Darkish SUV simply stands for pure XCellence. Sophistication, magnificence and sophistication oozes from each angle.
Its iconic R-Design entrance grille and headlamps, colour-keyed sills, bumpers and door handles, the illumination bundle and puddle lights – it’s all there. Gloss black built-in roof rails and window surrounds take all of it up a notch too.
Draped in Platinum Gray, with the undertones of brown, it’s an nearly regal wanting automobile, particularly when it’s rolling on 22-inch 5-spoke diamond minimize alloys. LED energetic bending headlights, with energetic excessive beam and a wash system additionally function.
It’s automotive craftmanship and expertise at its best. The non-obligatory ventilated charcoal Nappa leather-accented seats inside don’t harm both. Inside, you’ll additionally discover real wooden décor, and handcrafted crystal gear shifter by Swedish glass magicians Orrefors.
Heated and ventilated absolutely adjustable entrance seating gives an excellent snug place to take a seat, that additionally feels sculptured for optimum enjoyment. Volvo even had the audacity to deal with us with the non-obligatory therapeutic massage performance, a function we reckon is an absolute should have.
Protecting in thoughts the XC90 is a 7-seater, the second and third rowers haven’t been forgotten both, and the Final comes with second-row outer cushion heating, energy folding outer rear head restraints, a mechanical launch and flat ground performance.
A centre arm relaxation, cup holders, two USB-C charging ports, local weather management, air flow from all angles and a hidden centre booster seat for these smaller people additionally function. The center row does really feel fairly agency although.
If you find yourself drawing the quick straw (no pun supposed) and end up within the third row, worry not, as a result of there’s cup holders, storage compartments, entry to your personal air vents and the chance to slip the second row for further leg room.
4-zone digital local weather management, CleanZone inside air high quality system, subtly built-in window shades, and an after run parking local weather and humidity sensor all spotlight simply how a lot Volvo prioritises occupant consolation too.
On the tech entrance, a 9.0-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system is your command centre, with all the large SUV’s equipment and features controllable from this glorified iPad. That features DAB+ digital radio, Bluetooth, sat-nav, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In fact, it’s by no means a good suggestion to be fidgeting along with your local weather management on a 9.0-inch display screen whereas making an attempt to navigate by way of any driving situation. To that finish, Volvo has joined forces with Google, with complimentary 4-year entry to Google Assistant.
You additionally get Google Maps and Google Play Retailer, making controlling the whole lot so simple as “Hey Google, change the temperature to 22-degrees”. The entire Google integration gives an excellent supply of household leisure for these lengthy take a look at drives residence too.
“Hey Google, what sound does…” delivered many laughs and ensured the driving force had attentive passengers. Twin USB-C ports up entrance, a wi-fi cost pad and a kick-ass non-obligatory Bowers & Wilkins 1,460W high-end audio system delivered pure eargasms too.
Your orchestra includes a 19-speaker sound system, together with the long-lasting tweeter-on-top centre speaker. It’s high quality constructed tools, that includes 4 room modes, delivering detailed, crisp and clear audio in your listening pleasure.
The XC90 Final B6 Darkish gives 680-litres of boot house, earlier than the rear seats fold utterly flat. A hid space-saver, hooks and tie-down factors all function, though there’s no sun shades holder.
The powered tailgate tech is bang on, no meltdowns or malfunctions, utilizing the distant key, contact or foot gesture, with compliance first time, each time. The drive is simply as pleasing because the XC90 seems too.
Comfy, easy and responsive, at no level does it really feel underpowered, regardless of solely having a light hybrid four-cylinder turbocharged engine with an e-charger and 8-speed automated transmission. The combo works harmoniously alongside the all-wheel drive.
No want for gimmicky flappy paddles, only a healthful driving expertise. Packing 220kW of energy and 420Nm of torque, it’s able to the 0-100km/h dash in 6.7 seconds. It’s no slouch, and suggestions the scales at 2,090kg.
Even rolling on 22’s doesn’t have an effect on cabin noise or trip consolation. There’s minimal physique roll by way of corners and braking is greater than sufficient. The XC90 simply feels strong, secure and protected. It even sounds first rate ought to you end up heavying the go pedal.
Adaptive lighting, auto excessive beam, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and Volvo’s tremendous clear 360-degree digital camera system all do their half in making your driving expertise that rather more pleasing and pleasant.
Gas consumption is a claimed 8.2-litres/100km from the 71-litre tank, with actual world testing averaging round 9.2-litres/100km. The 2023 Volvo XC90 Final B6 Darkish has a 5-star ANCAP security score too and is loaded with driver help goodness.
They embody metropolis security, driver alert, oncoming lane mitigation, hill descent management, blind spot monitoring, and run-off-road mitigation. Our take a look at automobile, together with the non-obligatory extras detailed under, was priced at $117,540 plus on-roads.
Optionally available extras like a panoramic sunroof, the audio improve and Local weather Pack we had, and energetic chassis management with air suspension can simply have you ever leaving the dealership with empty pockets, however we reckon it’s price it if you would like the entire equipment and kaboodle.
There’s six exterior colors on provide, together with Denim Blue, Thunder Gray and Onyx Black, whereas inside, you’ll be able to go for Charcoal or Blond leather-based accented, or ventilated Nappa leather-based accented trim (the latter is a part of the Local weather Pack).
The 2023 Volvo XC90 Final B6 Darkish comes with a 5-year limitless kilometre guarantee and roadside help. It’s the automobile for all events, whether or not you have got a giant household, plenty of mates or in the event you simply need some house for egocentric indulgence.
You will discover out extra on the Volvo Automobiles Australia web site. As at all times we suggest purchasing round on the value entrance, or you’ll be able to go to a web site like PriceMyCar to get the most effective deal. When you want finance, try CreditOne.
Our take a look at automobile was supplied by Volvo Australia. To search out out extra in regards to the 2023 Volvo XC90 Final B6 Darkish, contact your native Volvo dealership.