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S90 Twin Engine
During towing, the car is towed by another vehicle by means of a towline.
Help when starting on a hill
Hill start assist (HSA* ) prevents the car from rolling backwards when starting on an uphill gradient. When reversing uphill, it prevents the car from rolling forwards.
Braking on gritted roads
When driving on salted roads, a layer of salt may form on the brake discs and brake linings.
Braking on wet roads
When driving for a prolonged period of time in heavy rain without braking, the braking effect may be delayed slightly when next using the brakes.
Parking on a hill
Always use the parking brake when parking on a hill.
Petrol particle filter
Petrol cars are fitted with particle filters for more efficient emission control.
Use the car's navigation system* in order to find the route to the closest petrol station.
Energy distribution in hybrid drive using map data*
The Hybrid drive mode is the car's normal mode where the electric motor and internal combustion engine work individually or together in hybrid drive. If a destination has been selected in the navigation system*, the Predictive Efficiency* function distributes the electric energy consumption in an intelligent way along the whole driving distance using the map data.
Driving with electric operation
When driving on electric power, Volvo Twin Engine provides a combination of good fuel economy, low emissions and high performance.
The car provides plenty of opportunities and conditions for energy efficient driving.
Drive economically and in a more eco-friendly way by driving gently and anticipating situations.
Preparations for a long trip
Before a driving holiday or some other type of long journey, it is important to check the car's functions and equipment particularly carefully.
Overloading the starter battery
The electrical functions in the car load the starter battery to varying degrees. Avoid using the ignition position II when the car is switched off. Instead, use ignition position I - which uses less power.
Driving in water
Wading means the car being driven through water, e.g. on a flooded road. Driving in water must be performed with great caution.
For winter driving it is important to perform certain checks of the car in order to ensure that it can be driven safely.
Overheating in the engine and drive system
Under certain conditions, e.g. hard driving in hilly terrain and hot climate, there is a risk that the engine and drive system may overheat – in particular with a heavy load.
Driving with a trailer
When driving with a trailer, there are a number of points that are important to think about regarding the towbar, the trailer and how the load is positioned in the trailer.