2012 Volvo XC90 gets some upgraded styling, options

After a very very long time Volvo has updated its best-selling model – the XC90. It’s not a complete overhaul of the SUV/Crossover, which isn’t a bad thing since we don’t like when automakers try to fix things that aren’t broken.

“The XC90 still boasts all the virtues that have made it one of our most successful models ever,” noted Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development at Volvo Car Corporation.

On the outside, the 2012 Volvo XC90 gets daytime running headlamps, redesigned silver metallic bumper bar as well as silver roof rails, which are now standard on all XC90 models. Volvo also added some enhancements to the tail lights, LED brake lights and added a silver turn indicator bulb. The model now comes with six-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels in silver matte finish.

The interior of the 2012 Volvo XC90 has been upgraded to go with the current Volvo theme with more luxury touches including a 3-spoke steering wheel, aluminum decor and a watch instruments with white lighting.

The 2012 Volvo XC90 R-Design adds much more sportiness with a redesigned upholstery, inlays, door panels and new 19-inch wheels.

Also, the Volvo On Call system can now be combined with Bluetooth phones for audio streaming.

– By: Omar Rana