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Our local dealers have been slowly receiving the 2022 B6 V90 Cross Country mild hybrid wagons. There is not a lot of public information that I've found except for some basic specs + packages to help get the ball rolling. As this vehicle has been discontinued in Canada for a couple of years, this is the reintroduction of it into our market. I am very excited!

  • B6: 295HP with 13HP integrated Starter Generator (ISG), 310lb. ft. Torque Direct Injected Turbocharged Engine with Electric Supercharger & 8 speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission.
  • T6 gone. B6 + T8 only. (XC60 will follow suit with refresh this winter)
  • New Google Sensus infotainment (SPA2 platform)
  • Refreshed digital cockpit
  • Dancing head + taillights upon locking and reentry.
  • Touch operated sunroof controls
  • Appears to be no 'Drive Select' wheel - I guess Dynamic/Eco/Normal is out of the question. How would I switch into offroad mode?

I don't have anything else to go on. Wondering if the B6 engine is 'reliable', I know the B5 diesel is quite popular in Europe with little complaints. Has anyone come across the new SPA2 platform - I found the current-gen super glitchy, especially in the cold weather and on startup. I am also assuming these vehicles will be built in Sweden (opposed to US) as it is running off the S90 chassis.

Thank you for your help. Any information is greatly received.

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That's a beautiful car. They're starting to arrive in the States as well. The updates are interesting - interior bits, electric supercharger. I just wish the color palette was a little more interesting - most of the ones I see advertised are either white or black.
 

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Depending on how it's optioned I think the drive mode selection is now made through the Sensus screen (if that's what it's still called on Android). The stand-alone wheel selector seems to have been discontinued on most new builds, possibly related to the shortages? Bummer because it was one of the few hard, tactile selectors remaining that didn't require navigating the Sensus screen other than to highlight - and it was really classy in its execution.
 

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Shouldn't have any difference in reliability than the T6 motors. I'm not a fan of the new shifter. Not in function, but in the style. I think it looks cheaper than the previous ones. I don't like the hollow look personally. One thing in your photos that I noticed was different than what we got in stock yesterday with our first 2022 XC60 is the engine cover. On ours it is a little sportier looking with some vertical accents. Nothing huge, and 99% of customers will never see it, but I liked it!
 

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Our local dealers have been slowly receiving the 2022 B6 V90 Cross Country mild hybrid wagons. There is not a lot of public information that I've found except for some basic specs + packages to help get the ball rolling. As this vehicle has been discontinued in Canada for a couple of years, this is the reintroduction of it into our market. I am very excited!

  • B6: 295HP with 13HP integrated Starter Generator (ISG), 310lb. ft. Torque Direct Injected Turbocharged Engine with Electric Supercharger & 8 speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission.
  • T6 gone. B6 + T8 only. (XC60 will follow suit with refresh this winter)
  • New Google Sensus infotainment (SPA2 platform)
  • Refreshed digital cockpit
  • Dancing head + taillights upon locking and reentry.
  • Touch operated sunroof controls
  • Appears to be no 'Drive Select' wheel - I guess Dynamic/Eco/Normal is out of the question. How would I switch into offroad mode?

I don't have anything else to go on. Wondering if the B6 engine is 'reliable', I know the B5 diesel is quite popular in Europe with little complaints. Has anyone come across the new SPA2 platform - I found the current-gen super glitchy, especially in the cold weather and on startup. I am also assuming these vehicles will be built in Sweden (opposed to US) as it is running off the S90 chassis.

Thank you for your help. Any information is greatly received.

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B4, B5, B6 in Europe designate both petrol and diesel engines, which is unhelpful to say the least. In NA, these are obviously petrol engines only.

Depending on how it's optioned I think the drive mode selection is now made through the Sensus screen (if that's what it's still called on Android). The stand-alone wheel selector seems to have been discontinued on most new builds, possibly related to the shortages? Bummer because it was one of the few hard, tactile selectors remaining that didn't require navigating the Sensus screen other than to highlight - and it was really classy in its execution.
I don't think this is shortage related. I believe this is a conscious strategic decision on Volvo's part to eliminate the physical button as their cars are getting "electrified" from mild-hybrid to plug-in to full EV.

Shouldn't have any difference in reliability than the T6 motors. I'm not a fan of the new shifter. Not in function, but in the style. I think it looks cheaper than the previous ones. I don't like the hollow look personally. One thing in your photos that I noticed was different than what we got in stock yesterday with our first 2022 XC60 is the engine cover. On ours it is a little sportier looking with some vertical accents. Nothing huge, and 99% of customers will never see it, but I liked it!
I think the new shifters are great as on the T non-electric engines the Park Assist function is mostly unusable due to the manual reverse gear selection.
 

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Shouldn't have any difference in reliability than the T6 motors. I'm not a fan of the new shifter. Not in function, but in the style. I think it looks cheaper than the previous ones. I don't like the hollow look personally. One thing in your photos that I noticed was different than what we got in stock yesterday with our first 2022 XC60 is the engine cover. On ours it is a little sportier looking with some vertical accents. Nothing huge, and 99% of customers will never see it, but I liked it!
I still have the leather bound T6 shifter... Not as fancy as the T8 crystal. But the functionality of tap downs + ups seem nice, not as smooth when trying to get out a snowbank and slamming the shifter up and down.
Interesting to hear about your deliveries on 22 XC60s. I was told those were winter deliveries here in Canada. the 22 XC90s are arriving, but have not been updated with SPA2.
 

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Depending on how it's optioned I think the drive mode selection is now made through the Sensus screen (if that's what it's still called on Android). The stand-alone wheel selector seems to have been discontinued on most new builds, possibly related to the shortages? Bummer because it was one of the few hard, tactile selectors remaining that didn't require navigating the Sensus screen other than to highlight - and it was really classy in its execution.
Removing the paddle shifters as well as turned this vehicle into a 'just get in and drive'. One thing that stands out to me with the V90 CC over the A6 Allroad or E450 are the physical buttons for important tasks. I agree, the extra fiddling through screen for a drive select will probably keep me in regular driving mode more often than not.
 

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That's a beautiful car. They're starting to arrive in the States as well. The updates are interesting - interior bits, electric supercharger. I just wish the color palette was a little more interesting - most of the ones I see advertised are either white or black.
I believe they are playing it safe, aiming for an older market demo, but also keeping with the world palette of earth tones and subtle hues. Im happy that 'beige is back'.
 

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Paddle shifters are silly. If it's not a clutch then it's not worth pretending. I don't care how much faster automatics can be. Artificial insemination is "better" too if all you're looking for is efficiency and speed.

I don't mind the functionality of the electric shifter, I just don't like the new aesthetic. I think the hole in the middle of it looks cheaper than the previous solid design. Park assist pilot is a waste of sensors and lines of code. SPA cars are incredibly easy to park in all situations.
 

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Is it possible to downshift (going down a steep hill) with the new shifter? I've only driven an XC40 with it once - wasn't crazy about it.
 

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Wonder if the Pilot Assist lane-keeping activation works in the same crummy way that it now does in our XC40 Recharge
It’s no longer activated with steering wheel directional pad, requires swiping and pecking to get to a setting on the center screen.
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Paddle shifters are silly. If it's not a clutch then it's not worth pretending. I don't care how much faster automatics can be. Artificial insemination is "better" too if all you're looking for is efficiency and speed.

I don't mind the functionality of the electric shifter, I just don't like the new aesthetic. I think the hole in the middle of it looks cheaper than the previous solid design. Park assist pilot is a waste of sensors and lines of code. SPA cars are incredibly easy to park in all situations.
Lol

Not an apt comparison if you're the wife getting the ivf

Anyway, hotdamn I have so much want for that v90cc. Blue, B6 with a side of pole smoke, please, with the smallest wheels possible. Thanks.
 

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Paddle shifters are silly. If it's not a clutch then it's not worth pretending. I don't care how much faster automatics can be. Artificial insemination is "better" too if all you're looking for is efficiency and speed.

I don't mind the functionality of the electric shifter, I just don't like the new aesthetic. I think the hole in the middle of it looks cheaper than the previous solid design. Park assist pilot is a waste of sensors and lines of code. SPA cars are incredibly easy to park in all situations.
I like that new shifter design and it looks upscale to me. Much more difficult to build that shifter than a knob style
 

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Is it possible to downshift (going down a steep hill) with the new shifter? I've only driven an XC40 with it once - wasn't crazy about it.
Looks like it. Pull back when in drive to enter manual mode, then left and right to shift gear. Similar function on earlier T8s with the digistick.

 

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B4, B5, B6 in Europe designate both petrol and diesel engines, which is unhelpful to say the least. In NA, these are obviously petrol engines only.

I don't think this is shortage related. I believe this is a conscious strategic decision on Volvo's part to eliminate the physical button as their cars are getting "electrified" from mild-hybrid to plug-in to full EV.

I think the new shifters are great as on the T non-electric engines the Park Assist function is mostly unusable due to the manual reverse gear selection.
If I may add about the point "B4, B5, B6 in Europe designate both petrol and diesel engines ", there is a slight error here. D and T was used for Diesel and Petrol. Now that everything is mild-hybrid (or electric) they only keep the B.
For example in Switzerland, we only have B models.... I hopefully got one of the last T version. :)
 

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If I may add about the point "B4, B5, B6 in Europe designate both petrol and diesel engines ", there is a slight error here. D and T was used for Diesel and Petrol. Now that everything is mild-hybrid (or electric) they only keep the B.
For example in Switzerland, we only have B models.... I hopefully got one of the last T version. :)
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I like the look of the Android entertainment unit and tach screen.
Neutral about the gear lever. I feel mine will give me a more tactile feel while shifting.
Dislike the exclusion of the driving mode wheel which looks beautifully crafted on mine and the missing exhaust cutouts.

Does anyone know, with the new Android unit, can we navigate using Google/Waze/Apple maps from our Carplay/AA, and have it display on the tach screen/HuD? If yes, that would be a BIG +ive in my mind!

EDIT: Looking back at the photos, looks like the default maps are Google Maps (of course), which makes my question moot. Might as well get the directions from the Sensus Google maps and have them displayed on the Tach screen and HuD. Nice.
 

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Does anyone know, with the new Android unit, can we navigate using Google/Waze/Apple maps from our Carplay/AA, and have it display on the tach screen/HuD?
The new infotainment system does not have CarPlay or AA.
 
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