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XC90 Twin Engine
2019 Early

Drive modes

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"Hold" and "Charge" function

In some situations, it can be useful to be able to control the hybrid battery's state of charge while driving is in progress. This is possible with the functions Hold and Charge.

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Drive modes

Selection of drive mode affects the car's driving characteristics in order to enhance the driving experience and facilitate driving in special situations.

Changing drive mode

Select the drive mode that best suits the current driving conditions.Change the drive mode using the control in the centre console.

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 in an intelligent way along the whole driving distance using the map data.

Low speed control

The low speed control function Low Speed Control (LSC) facilitates and improves traction for driving off-road and on slippery surfaces, such as with a caravan on grass or a boat trailer on a launch ramp. The function is included in drive mode Off Road.

Activating and deactivating low-speed driving using a function button

There is a function button for low-speed driving with Hill Descent Control in the centre display's function view unless the car was equipped with drive mode control in the tunnel console.

Level control* and shock absorption

Level control regulates the car's suspension and shock absorption characteristics automatically to ensure the best comfort and functionality while driving. It is also possible to adjust the level manually in order to facilitate loading or entry and exit.

Settings for level control*

Switch off the level control when the car is to be jacked up in order to prevent problems with automatic regulation. Regulate the level to facilitate loading, or on entry and exit.

Hill descent control

Hill descent control, Hill Descent Control (HDC), is a low speed function with enhanced engine braking. The function makes it possible to increase or reduce vehicle speed on steep downhill gradients using only the accelerator pedal, without using the foot brake.The function is included in drive mode Off Road.

Activating and deactivating hill descent control with the function button

There is a function button for hill descent control with Hill Descent Control in the centre display's function view unless the car was equipped with drive mode control in the tunnel console.

Driving with electric operation

When driving on electric power, Volvo Twin Engine provides a combination of good fuel economy, low emissions and high performance.

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive, AWD (All Wheel Drive), means that the car is driving all four wheels at the same time, which improves traction.