The handsome style of the new XC90 Recharge Hybrid masks a technical masterclass, as Volvo again, with the addition of electric power, raises the bar for big SUV efficiency, comfort and safety.

Stunning when first unveiled, the world came to appreciate Volvo’s design language, its innovation, its safety and its interior of quality. Many things are better with hybrid extra clean electric power, but nothing has changed elsewhere. Most people buy a Volvo to keep themselves and their family safe today, so why not help take care of tomorrow as well?

Instant Extra Power

You don’t have to be a racer to enjoy the Recharge, the fastest XC90. It’s just great to have instant extra power when needed and to be able to go to and from your daily commute emission-free.

The interior is really great. Expensive-feeling materials and fabrics make you want to touch, like a silk scarf or a cashmere sweater. The clean and simple dashboard design exhibits elegant lines, and everything is pleasant to the touch. The open-grain wood reminds you of real nature, the dials and buttons provide satisfying clicks, and the buttery leather seats make sitting in traffic a scene of relaxation, not frustration.

The XC90 is shorter and narrower than some rivals on the outside but is better when it comes to legroom and headroom on the inside; the glass area is large and gives panoramic visibility.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard. Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system, which controls everything on a sharp and silky-smooth nine-inch centre touchscreen, puts out astounding sound from the Harman Kardon Hi-Fi system.

Volvo’s CleanZone system removes 95% of hazardous PM 2.5 particles and it seems to feel fresher inside than in the outside air.

Volvo is a leader not only in safety but also in semi-autonomous driving, including Volvo’s Pilot Assist driving technology with adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring, among others.

Volvo is growing; its good design and quality, its respect for the environment, even improving it, and, most importantly, by proclaiming its vision that no one should be killed in or by a Volvo car.

Tech Spec Motoring ReviewENGINE Two-litre turbo and supercharged engine, 87 hp electric motor, 9.1 kWh lithium-ion battery

MAX POWER 400 hp (combined) @ 6,000

MAX TORQUE 472 lb-ft (combined) from 2,200 rpm

ACCELERATION 0 – 100 kph in 4.9 secs DRIVELINE Geartronic 8-speed shiftable ultra-smooth automatic with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)


The XC90 Recharge is still the absolute embodiment of modern luxury with classy touches of chrome, dual integrated tailpipes and large 20″ alloy wheels. Signature LEDs contribute to the car’s strong visual identity and excellent vision in the dark. The grille is matt silver, concave and strong. Thor’s Hammer distinctive LED daytime running lights reflect legendary Scandinavian power.


A level of elegance both space-efficient and tech-friendly; a raised alloy ignition knob in the centre console is your first touchpoint, now choose your mode, and then your hand moves to an Orrefors crystal gearshift. Starting your trip with tactile points like that, you know you’re in a luxury vehicle. Nappa leather is used for seats, door panels and centre armrests. Exceptionally fine and soft, with a luxurious finish, beautifully detailed with wood trim, it gives the XC90 unmatchable elegance, a distinct Volvo style, beautiful dashboard and centre screen seamlessly, smoothly unite your car and phone.


Volvo continues to introduce World First safety features adding to the industry-leading visionary technologies preventing accidents and protecting all those involved.

Check out the new XC90 Recharge Hybrid at the Volvo showroom on Khalifa Street. Their staff will be happy to arrange a test drive of this latest car or any of their practical SUVs and sedans. Call 4424 6860 or visit to learn more. 

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

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