Lightly refreshed looks accompanied by infotainment and drivetrain revisions, including a new mild hybrid system.
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The updated Volvo XC90 has been unveiled, and the exterior differences are difficult to spot.

The grille insert is now concave and the highlights around the lower air intakes have been modified, but aside from that the only other differences relate to new alloy wheel designs and paint options.

More significant upgrades have been made under the bonnet, with the range gaining new mild hybrid drivetrains.

The company has supplied few details about the mild hybrid setup, except to say the system has a brake-by-wire system and recovers kinetic energy usually lost during braking.

Volvo claims a real-world fuel efficiency boost of around 15 per cent. All mild hybrid models, using either diesel or petrol engines, will adopt B badges.

In Europe, there will be petrol and diesel models bearing the B5 badge, and a petrol variant with B6 badging.

The company also says it has fitted a new battery and brake-by-wire battery charging system to the T8 plug-in hybrid drivetrain, resulting a range improve of 15 per cent.

These new and upgraded engine options will trickle down to other 90 Series and 60 Series models in the near future. The XC60 will also benefit from a new B4 petrol variant.

Other changes to the XC90 include the addition of Android Auto compatibility for the Sensus infotainment system, steering assistance to the City Safety and blind spot monitoring systems, and autonomous braking to cross traffic alert setup.

Oncoming lane mitigation has also been added to the roster of available safety features.

Australia

Production of the facelifted XC90 starts in May.

The company's local arm has told CarAdvice the facelift should arrive in Australia from September, although timing for the mild hybrids has yet to be confirmed.