The subtly facelifted Volvo XC90 (revealed back in February 2019) has quietly arrived in South Africa. And we have local pricing for the updated range, which now includes five new six-seater variants.

The now-17-strong local line-up starts at R1 029 266 and runs through to the flagship four-seater Excellence derivative, which is priced at R1 668 500.

While some markets have received new B-badged models boasting the Swedish firm’s kinetic energy recovery braking system, it seems the local range will soldier on with unchanged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines (bearing the familiar "T" and "D" prefixes), each mated to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

So that means the SA range again includes the T5 with 187 kW and 350 N.m; the D5 with 173 kW and 480 N.m; the T6 with 235 kW and 400 N.m; and the T8 with 300 kW and 640 N.m. As before, Momentum, Inscription and R-Design trim levels are offered.

Visual updates to the XC90 are slight and include new wheel options, fresh exterior colours and what Volvo terms a new, “more modern” grille. Although the cabin hasn’t changed much (bar the option of some new materials), the the SUV can now be ordered with a “range of different seating configurations”, including the standard seven-seat set-up, the aforementioned six-seat arrangement and the range-topping four-seat Excellence.

Technological updates include the addition of an oncoming lane mitigation system that debuted in the XC60, while the XC90 now also offers drivers help with steering on both the city safety and the blind spot information systems. The cross-traffic alert function, meanwhile, gains an auto-braking system, while Android Auto has been added to the updated Sensus infotainment system (which already included Apple CarPlay).

Pricing:
Volvo XC90 T5 Geartronic AWD Momentum: R1 029 266
Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic AWD Momentum six-seater: R1 076 696
Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic AWD Momentum: R1 076 696
Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic AWD Momentum six-seater: R1 073 669
Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic AWD Momentum: R1 073 669
Volvo XC90 T5 Geartronic AWD Inscription: R1 078 266
Volvo XC90 T5 Geartronic AWD R-Design: R1 094 766
Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic AWD Inscription: R1 125 696
Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic AWD Inscription: R1 122 669
Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic AWD Inscription six-seater: R1 134 696
Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic AWD Inscription six-seater: R1 131 669
Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic AWD R-Design: R1 142 196
Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic AWD R-Design: R1 139 169
Volvo XC90 T8 AWD Inscription: R1 276 400
Volvo XC90 T8 AWD Inscription six-seater: R1 285 700
Volvo XC90 T8 AWD R-Design: R1 291 200
Volvo XC90 T8 AWD Excellence: R1 668 500