Preconditioning is a climate function which, if possible, attempts to reach comfort temperature in the passenger compartment before departure.

Preconditioning can use direct start or be set via the timer from the centre display. It can also be started from a device with the Volvo Cars app*.

The function utilises several systems in different cases:
  • In a cold climate, the parking heater warms up the passenger compartment to a comfortable temperature.
  • The air conditioning, in a hot climate, cools the passenger compartment to the comfort temperature.
  • The electric heating of the steering wheel* and heated seats* for driver and passenger is activated automatically at low ambient temperatures.
  • Heated windscreen*, rear window, and door mirrors are automatically activated as required.
  • Heated rear window and door mirrors are automatically activated as required.

During preconditioning in a hot climate, condensation from the air conditioning may drip under the car. This is normal.


Preconditioning is available when the high voltage battery is sufficiently charged, but performing preconditioning without the car being connected to charging affects the car's range to a great extent.


During preconditioning of the passenger compartment, the car works to reach comfort temperature and not the temperature set in the climate control system.


Air purification* starts automatically when preconditioning is completed.

Windows and doors must be closed for air purification to be possible.

  1. * Option/accessory.