Now you don’t have to imagine breathing in clean, Swedish air.
This new multi-filter, however, is just one of the elements that make up the state-of-the-art Interior Air Quality System (IAQS) that can be found in new Volvo cars. There is also a sensor that monitors incoming air for noxious substances. If the level of harmful substances detected is deemed too high, e.g. if you happen to be driving through a tunnel, the car’s air intake closes automatically. By working together, the new multi-filter and sensor are able keep out a host of harmful and irritating pollutants. The Volvo S90, V90 and XC90 also have a new display that lets you know if the interior air quality deteriorates. An icon on the 9-inch centre display touch screen changes from blue – which means that conditions are fine – to grey if, for instance, you open a window and unfiltered air gets into the cabin or you turn off the air quality sensor. However, air continues to be passed through the multi filter. It’s a gentle reminder that CleanZone is always watching out for your wellbeing.*
*This feature is available for: Model Year 2017 Volvo S90/V90/V90 Cross Country and XC90.
Filtering the air from outside is only one part of the CleanZone solution – removing harmful emissions that originate within the car is just as important. This is why Volvo has set up a rigorous test programme designed to monitor, control and minimise interior emissions. This test programme includes Volvo Cars’ Nose Team, whose expert members spend their days testing the odours given off by different objects, such as the materials used in floor mats and child safety seats, to determine whether they are acceptable or too strong.
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