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New for 2017: Volvo

New for 2017: Volvo

By Christian Wardlaw, April 07, 2017

Volvo continues its transformation for the 2017 model year, adding the gorgeous new S90 sedan and V90 wagon models to the lineup. The S60, V60, and XC60 finally ditch their old turbocharged 5-cylinder engine for Volvo’s modern turbocharged 4-cylinder “Drive-E” engine in the base T5 variants. Powerful new Polestar versions of the S60 and V60 also arrive to give Volvo performance credibility, and a super-luxe XC90 Excellence delivers over-the-top opulence.

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country photoDetailed changes for each Volvo car and SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.

2017 Volvo S60

  • S60 T5 model gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and 8-speed automatic transmission
  • T5 models available with all-wheel-drive for the first time
  • Performance-tuned Polestar model gets 362-horsepower, turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Volvo says the S60 Polestar is the quickest car it has ever built, accelerating to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds
  • Polestar models also have lightweight 20-inch wheels, re-tuned steering, and upgraded brakes
  • Road departure mitigation system added to list of driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies
  • Updated Volvo On Call system
  • New wheel designs and paint colors


2017 Volvo S90

  • New flagship sedan based on same platform as XC90 SUV model
  • Available in T5 and T6 model series, the latter featuring a turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive
  • Planned T8 Plug-in model with a plug-in hybrid-electric drivetrain is coming soon
  • Momentum and Inscription trim levels, with R-Design and Polestar likely in the future
  • Introduces new Pilot Assist II semi-autonomous driving technology to the Volvo lineup


2017 Volvo V60

  • Changes to Volvo’s V60 sports wagon mirror those for the S60 above


2017 Volvo V90

  • New station wagon model based on the S90 sedan
  • Essentially identical to the S90, but offered in a unique V90 Cross Country trim level with a raised suspension and SUV styling cues
  • V90 initially available in R-Design and Inscription trim, with Polestar likely in the future
  • V90 Cross Country offered in single level of specification, with available options and packages
  • V90 model is available only with a custom order; dealers will stock the V90 Cross Country


2017 Volvo XC60

  • XC60 T5 model gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and 8-speed automatic transmission
  • T5 models now offered with all-wheel-drive
  • Road departure mitigation technology available as a new collision avoidance system
  • Updated Volvo OnCall technology
  • New wheel designs ranging from 18 inches to 20 inches in diameter
  • New paint colors: Luminous Sand, Mussel Blue, Bursting Blue


2017 Volvo XC90

  • City Safety system adds Large Animal Detection capability
  • New road departure mitigation system added as a collision avoidance technology
  • Sensus infotainment system adds Spotify, Park and Pay, and Connected Service Booking apps; includes a new Record & Send voice app; and features improved Yelp, Local Search, and TuneIn apps
  • Updated Volvo OnCall system
  • New Excellence trim level offered for the T8 Plug-in Hybrid version of the XC90
  • T8 Excellence has just four seats with extra rear legroom, reclining and massaging rear seats, heated and cooled cup holders, retractable rear entertainment screens, a refrigerator with handmade crystal glasses, a crystal gear shifter, and a 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system
  • Pricing for the T8 Excellence starts at $104,900

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