The 2023 Volvos gets a mild-hybrid engine, seeing the XC40 and S60 styling changes

For 2023, Volvo’s full lineup will now feature both a light-hybrid assist engine and Google Android-based infotainment. Additionally, some models are getting some styling updates.

In the case of powertrains, the XC90, XC40 and V60 cross country are finally getting a base engine with Volvo’s 48-volt hybrid support. This means that each Volvo will have some level of electrification as standard for sale and of course some models continue to offer plug-in hybrid and full-electric versions.

The availability of Google’s Android-based infotainment system is expanding to gas-powered XC40 models as well as S60 and V60 models. Like 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 features like Google Maps and Voice Assistant instead of using the phone. It also enables over-the-air updates so that older models can still have the latest function.

Rounding out the updates is some styling changes for specific models. The S60 and V60 models get new grille and rear bumper inserts. The XC40 has new headlights, front bumper and grille. There are new color and wheel offers for all models and Volvo has dropped the trim level title for all cars.

Updated Volvo models are going into production with availability this summer. The price has not yet been announced.

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