By 2023, Volvo’s entire lineup will now feature both a mild-hybrid assist engine and a Google Android-based infotainment system. Also, some models are getting some styling updates.

As for powertrains, the XC90, XC40 and V60 Cross Country finally have a base engine with Volvo’s 48-volt hybrid assist. That means every Volvo on sale will come standard with some level of electrification, although plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions of some models will continue to be offered, of course.

Availability of the Google Android-based infotainment system also extends to the gasoline-powered XC40 model as well as the S60 and V60 models. As with electrification, the update means every Volvo gets the same infotainment system. Benefits of the new infotainment system include the ability to run apps and functions natively in the infotainment system, such as Google Maps and voice assistant, without the need for a phone. It also supports over-the-air updates so that older models can still have the latest features.

Completing the update are some styling changes for some models. S60 and V60 models get a new grille and rear bumper insert. The XC40 gets new headlights, front bumper and grille. New colours and wheels are available on all models, and Volvo has dropped trim-level designations for all of its cars.

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

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