2023 Volvos get mild-hybrid engines, XC40 and S60 see styling tweaks

For 2023, Volvo’s full lineup will now include both mild-hybrid auxiliary engines and Google Android-based infotainment. In addition, a number of models will receive some styling updates.

As for powertrains, the XC90, XC40 and V60 Cross Country are finally getting entry-level engines with Volvo’s 48-volt hybrid assist. This means that every Volvo for sale will have some degree of electrification as standard, and of course plug-in hybrid and all-electric versions of some of its models will continue to be offered.

The availability of the Google Android-based infotainment system will also be extended to the gas-powered XC40 and S60 and V60 models. As with electrification, this update means that every Volvo has the same kind of infotainment. The benefits of the new infotainment system include the ability to run apps and functions such as Google Maps and Voice Assistant natively in the infotainment system, rather than using a phone. It also enables over-the-air updates so older models can still have the latest features.

Rounding out the updates are some style changes for certain models. The S60 and V60 models get new grilles and inserts in the rear bumper. The XC40 features new headlights, front bumpers and grilles. New colors and wheels are offered for all models, and Volvo has dropped trim levels for all cars.

The updated Volvo models will go into production this summer. The price has not yet been announced.

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