NEW FOR 2011:

– V8 model discontinued
– Improved fuel economy on six-cylinder
– Standard Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius satellite radio and “watch dial” instrument cluster
– Grocery bag holder, garage door opener and compass deleted
– New sunroof wind deflector
– Premium Sound speakers changed from Dynaudio to Harman with no change in performance
– Multimedia Package adds rearview parking camera
– Exterior colours: Flamenco Red added; Pearl White deleted

For 2011, the Volvo XC90 drops its 4.8-litre V8 model; the sole engine choice is now the 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder. Other changes include standard Bluetooth, Sirius satellite radio and new instrument cluster gauges, while the grocery bag holder, garage door opener and compass are gone. A new sunroof wind deflector reduces wind noise when the roof is completely open.

The XC90 uses a 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission and electronically-controlled all-wheel drive.

Features on the 3.2 AWD include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, power rear child locks, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, comfort chassis, speed-sensitive steering, front and rear fog lights, headlight washers, heated mirrors with puddle lamps and integrated turn signals, privacy glass, roof rails, leatherette and cloth seats, driver’s power seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, integrated second-row centre child booster seat, CD stereo, Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, illuminated vanity mirrors, illuminated locking glovebox, floor mats, outside temperature gauge, auto up/down front windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, trip computer, and variable intermittent wipers.

The 3.2 AWD Luxury adds 18-inch alloy wheels, blind spot information system, mass movement sensor, level sensor, active headlights, power sunroof, heated leather seats, power passenger seat, wood steering wheel, wood accents, rain-sensing wipers, rear headphone outlets, and rear parking assist.

The R-Design package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, colour-coordinated door handles, wheel arches and mouldings, front and rear skid plates, polished exhaust tips, aluminum accents, and black-faced gauges.

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