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Volvo V90 Twin Engine 2020 Late Quick Guide
This Quick Guide describes a selection of the functions in your Volvo. More detailed owner's information is available in the car, in the
app and on the web.
The owner's manual is available in the car's centre display, where it
can be accessed via the top view.
The owner's manual is available as an app (Volvo Manual) for smartphones and tablets. The app also contains video tutorials for selected
The Volvo Cars support site ( contains manuals and video tutorials, as well as additional information and assistance for your Volvo and your car ownership.
There is a supplement to the owner's manual in the glovebox that
contains information on fuses and specifications, as well as a summary of important and practical information. A printed owner's manual and associated supplement can be ordered.
This chapter gives you information on some of Volvo's systems and services, and an overview of the inside
and outside, and the centre display.
This chapter describes the car's charging status, how you operate the charging unit, and the different symbols in the driver display.
Here you can read about different functions in the passenger compartment e.g. seat settings and Internet
Here you can find information on the centre display's different main views, from where you can control many
of the car's functions.
This chapter describes several of the car's driver support systems and gives tips on how you can drive more
Here you can find the various commands/phrases you can use with the car's voice recognition system.
Warning, important and note texts, which must be read.
All options and accessories, known at the time of publication, are marked with an asterisk: *.
To get started with using your Volvo in the best possible way there
are several functions, terms and tips that can be useful to know
the section Top view in this Quick Guide for more information on
driver profiles.
Volvo ID
Make a habit of preconditioning the car before departure to create
a more comfortable passenger compartment temperature in the
car. From the centre display's climate view, select the Parking
climate tab or activate the function via the Volvo On Call app. Complete preconditioning is only available when the car is connected to
an electrical socket3.
Volvo ID is a personal ID that gives you access to a range of services with a single username and password. Some examples are
Volvo On Call*, map services*, a personal login at,
and the option to book service and repair. You can create a Volvo
ID via, the Volvo On Call app or directly in your car.
Preconditioning before you travel
Sensus is the car's intelligent interface and covers all solutions in
the car associated with entertainment, Internet connection, navigation* and information services. It is Sensus that makes possible the
communication between you, the car and the outside world.
Volvo On Call*
Volvo On Call provides direct contact1 to the car and additional
comfort and assistance 24 hours a day. The Volvo On Call app
makes it possible e.g. to see whether bulbs need to be replaced or
whether washer fluid needs to be topped up. You can lock and
unlock the car, check fuel level and show the closest petrol station.
Preconditioning can also be adjusted and started via the car's parking climate control or the remote vehicle start2 function. Download
the Volvo On Call app to get started.
Volvo On Call also includes roadside assistance, other security services and emergency assistance via the ON CALL and SOS buttons in the car's roof console.
Driver profiles
Many of the settings made in the car can be adapted according to
the driver's personal preferences and can then be saved in one or
more driver profiles. Each key can be linked to a driver profile. See
Requires that both the car and mobile device have mobile coverage or other Internet connection.
Available in certain markets and models.
Applies to electric heater.
Check and save the new tyre pressure (ITPMS)* via TPMS in
the Car Status app in the centre display's app view. In the
symbol illuminates with a
event of low tyre pressure, the
constant glow in the driver display. In the event of low tyre
pressure, check and adjust the tyre pressure in all four tyres
and press Store Pressure to store a new tyre pressure.
Checking the engine oil level is performed from the Car
Status app. Here you can also see status messages and book
service and repair*.
The hybrid battery is charged via the charging input socket.
Open the hatch with a gentle push. For optimum range, start
the journey with a fully charged battery.
Door mirrors can be automatically* angled down when reverse
gear is engaged. When the car is locked/unlocked with the
remote control key, the door mirrors can be retracted/extended
automatically. Activate these functions under Settings My
Car Mirrors and Convenience in the centre display's top
Keyless locking/unlocking* means that you simply need to
have the remote control key with you in a pocket, for example,
in order to lock or unlock the car. The remote control key must
be within a range of approx. 1 metre (3 feet) of the car.
Grip a door handle or press the tailgate's rubberised pressure
plate to unlock the car. To lock the car, press gently on one of
the door handle recesses. Avoid touching both pressure surfaces at the same time.
Panoramic roof* has an opening glass window with sun blind,
and is operated by a control above the rearview mirror when
the car is in at least ignition position I. Open to ventilation position by pressing the control upward, and close by pulling the
control downward. To fully open the panoramic roof, pull the
control backward twice. Close by pulling the control downward
The power operated tailgate* can be opened using the foot
operated tailgate function* by means of a slow forward kicking
motion under the left-hand part of the rear bumper. Close and
button on its lower edge. Or
lock the tailgate using the
close the tailgate with a slow kicking motion. The car must be
equipped with keyless locking/unlocking* to make it possible to
unlock the tailgate with foot movement. The remote control key
must be within approx. 1 metre (3 feet) behind the car when
opening and closing with foot movement.
In order to prevent the tailgate from e.g. hitting the ceiling in a
garage, it is possible to program maximum opening. Set maximum opening by opening the tailgate and stopping it in the
desired opening position. Then push
for at least
3 seconds to save the position.
Remote control key
One short press locks doors, tailgate and fuel filler flap and
arms the alarm*.
A long press closes the panoramic roof* and all side windows
One short press unlocks doors and tailgate and disarms the
A long press opens all side windows simultaneously.
One short press unlocks and disarms the alarm for the tailgate
A long press opens or closes the power operated* tailgate.
The panic function activates the direction indicators and the
horn to attract attention when required. Press and hold the button for at least 3 seconds or press the button twice within 3
seconds to activate. The function can be deactivated using the
same button after it has been activated for at least 5 seconds.
Otherwise it is deactivated automatically after 3 minutes.
Charging hatch
Make sure that the car is unlocked and switched off before you
plug in or unplug the charging cable.
1. Press in the rear section of the hatch and release.
2. Open the hatch.
The cable is locked into the socket after charging has started.
Charging is stopped if the car is unlocked, but resumes after a
short while if the cable is not unplugged.
Private locking
Private locking locks the tailgate, which can be practical when,
for example, the car is taken in for service or at a hotel.
– In the centre display's function view, tap on Private
Locking to activate/deactivate the function.
A pop-up window is shown for activation/deactivation. A four-digit code is selected each time locking is
used. An extra security code must be selected the
first time the function is used.
Locking* the glovebox is performed manually using the enclosed
key which is located inside the glovebox.
Centre display is used to control many of the car's main functions, e.g. media, navigation*, climate control, driver support
systems and in-car apps.
The driver display shows information on the drive, e.g. speed,
engine speed, navigation* and active driver support. It is possible to choose what is to be shown in the driver display via the
app menu, which you open using the right-hand keypad on the
steering wheel. Settings can also be made via Settings My
Car Displays in the centre display's top view.
Head-up display* is a complement to the car's driver display
and projects information on the windscreen. It is activated via
the centre display's function view.
Start knob is used to start the car. To access the displays without starting the engine, turn clockwise and release. To start the
engine, hold the brake pedal depressed, turn the start knob
clockwise and release it. Switch off the car by turning the start
knob clockwise.
Driving modes* are set using the control on the tunnel console.
Press in the control and roll it to select between Hybrid, Pure,
Constant AWD, Power/Polestar Engineered* and Individual in
the centre display. Confirm by pressing the control. With
Individual you can adapt a driving mode according to your preferred driving characteristics. The individual driving mode is
activated in Settings My Car Individual Drive Mode in
the centre display's top view.
Parking brake is activated when you pull the
upwards, at which point a symbol in the driver display illuminates. Release it manually by pushing down on the control and
depressing the brake pedal at the same time. Using automatic
braking when stationary ( ), the brake pedal can be released
while maintaining braking effect when the car has stopped, e.g.
at traffic lights.
Remember that both Automatic braking when stationary and
Automatic application of the parking brake must be deactivated
for an automatic car wash. Deactivate automatic parking brake
application in the centre display's top view under Settings
My Car Parking Brake and Suspension.
Switch for passenger airbag* is located on the end face of the
instrument panel on the passenger side and can be accessed
when the door is open. Pull the switch out and turn to ON/OFF
in order to activate/deactivate the airbag function.
You can make settings and control most of the functions in the
centre display. The centre display has three main views: home
view, function view and app view. You can reach the function view
and app view from the home view by swiping right or left. There is
also a top view that you access by dragging down the top part of
the display.
Change the appearance in the centre display and in the driver
display by selecting a theme in Settings My Car Displays in
the top view. Here you can also select a dark or a light background
for the centre display.
Return to the home view from another view by means of a short
press on the physical home button under the display. The last
mode used for the home view will then be shown. A further short
press on the home button sets all of the home view's tiles in standard mode.
For cleaning the centre display, lock the touch function with a long
press on the physical home button under the display. Reactivate
the display with a short press on the home button.
Status bar at the top of the display shows the activities in the car.
Shown on the left is network and connection information, with
media-related information, the time and background activity indicator shown on the right.
In the climate row at the bottom you can set temperature and seat
comfort by tapping on the respective icon. Open the climate view
by tapping on the centre button in the climate row.
Your Volvo is equipped with an electric motor that mainly drives
the car at low speeds, as well as an internal combustion engine
that drives the car at higher speeds and for more active driving. The
charging time of the hybrid battery depends on the charging current that the socket can supply. The hybrid battery is also charged
during smooth braking or engine braking, e.g. on a downhill gradient. All charging types are indicated in the driver display.
Storing the charging cable
The charging cable is located under the floor hatch in the cargo
Control unit on the charging cable
3. Close the charging hatch.
4. Detach the charging cable from the socket.
5. Return the charging cable to its place under the floor hatch in the
cargo area.
If the charging cable is not unplugged from the charging input
socket it is locked automatically again a short time after unlocking
to maximise charging and range as well as to allow preconditioning
before departure. The charging cable can be unplugged again if the
car is unlocked with the remote control key. For cars with keyless
locking/unlocking*, you can lock and lock with the handle again.
The enclosed charging cable is equipped with a control unit that
shows the charging status. It supports temperature monitoring and
has a built-in ground fault breaker.
Starting charging
The starter battery is charged when the hybrid battery is charged,
and charging is terminated when the hybrid battery is fully charged.
1. Connect the charging cable to a socket. Never use an extension
2. Open the charging hatch with a gentle push.
3. Remove the charging handle's protective cover and then press
the handle the whole way into the socket for the car. The charging cable is locked automatically into the charging input socket
and charging starts within 5 seconds.
4. Position the charging handle's protective cover so that it does
not touch the car in order to avoid damage to the paintwork.
Finishing charging
1. Unlock the car with the remote control key's
button4. Charging is finished and the charging cable releases/is unlocked.
2. Detach the charging cable from the car.
This must also be done if the car doors are already unlocked. If the car is not unlocked using
the unlock button, damage may be caused to the charging cable or the system.
Control unit
Both LEDs flash blue, yellow and red: Self-test – wait until the
self-test is complete.
One LED shines or flashes blue while the other LED is off:
The car's charging status can be checked at the charging input
socket, on the control unit, in the driver display and in Volvo On
Call* app.
Lamps for the charging input socket
White - LED light.
Yellow - Waiting mode, waiting for the charging to start.
Blue – timer set.
Flashing green - Charging in progress.
Green constant glow - Charging complete, extinguishes after a
Red constant glow - A fault has occurred.
Both LEDs flash blue: Charging in progress.
One LED shines or flashes yellow while the other LED is off:
Charging is in progress or charging is not possible – temperature
monitoring error. Restart charging.
One LED shines or flashes red while the other LED is off: Charging is not possible – the earth fault switch has tripped. Restart
One LED flashes red while the other shines red: Charging is not
possible – the charging cable is connected to an unearthed
socket. Connect to an earthed socket.
Both LEDs flash red: Charging is not possible – internal error.
Driver display
The different colours of the symbol indicate charging status.
Blue light - charging in progress.
Green light - the battery is fully charged.
Red light - charging error, check the connection of the
charging cable with the car and the 230 V socket.
A number of symbols and animations are shown in the driver display depending on drive mode selected.
Electricity and fuel consumption are shown in the gauge on the
right. The consumption varies depending on driving style. When
the thin white pointer passes the white arrow at the top, the car is
changed over to the internal combustion engine. When the pointer
is in the orange-coloured zone, the battery is being charged, e.g.
during braking.
Distance to empty battery
The indicator shows the approximate distance to empty battery. The distance is affected by several factors, e.g. driving
style, speed and outside temperature, and may vary during
the journey. Normally you can expect a range of 25-45 km
(15-27 miles). The start value shown when the car is fully
charged indicates an "up-to" figure rather than a forecast for
the range for electric mode and is adapted during the journey.
No guaranteed range on electrical operation remains when
the driver display shows ”---”.
Symbols in the driver display
An all-white symbol indicates whether the electric motor or
the engine is being used. A lightning bolt indicates electric
motor, a drop indicates internal combustion engine.
Indicates that the battery is being charged, e.g. during engine
The gauge shows how much energy is available in the battery
for the electric motor. The energy is also used for the climate
Shows that the Charge or Hold functions are activated. They
are activated from the centre display's function view. Charge
means that the hybrid battery is charged when the state of
Fully charged at
charge is low. Hold means that the battery level is maintained
for later use.
Starting and stopping the internal combustion engine
The car calculates the extent of the need to use the internal combustion engine, electric motor or both simultaneously. During electrical operation, the car may sometimes need to start the internal
combustion engine automatically due to external circumstances,
e.g. in low outside temperatures. The internal combustion engine
always starts when the hybrid battery reaches its lowest state of
2. Toggle between the different functions in the centre display by
turning the control up/down.
3. Change the setting of the selected function by pressing in the
upper/lower/front/rear part of the control.
Store positions
1. Set the seat, door mirrors and head-up display* to the desired
position and press the M button on the door panel. The light indicator in the button illuminates.
2. Within 3 seconds, press the memory button 1 or 2. An acoustic
signal sounds and the light indicator in the M button extinguishes.
To use your stored position:
With the door open - push and release one of the memory buttons.
With the door closed - hold one of the memory buttons pressed in
until the stored position is reached.
Use the controls on the outer side of the seat to adjust e.g. the seat
position and lumbar support*. The two controls shaped like a seat
are used to adjust the position of the seat. The third, multifunction
control* is used to adjust the various comfort functions, e.g. massage*.
The seat-shaped controls
Adjust the seat cushion or move the whole seat using the lower
control. Adjust the angle of the backrest using the rear control.
Multi-function control5
Settings for massage*, side support*, lumbar support* and seat
cushion extension* are linked to the multi-function control.
1. Activate seat setting in the centre display by turning the control
On cars with four-way lumbar support*
When folding down the rear seat, ensure that the backrest and
head restraint do not come into contact with the back of the seat in
front. The front seats may need adjusting in order for the backrests
to be lowered.
Folding the backrests
To allow the folding of the rear seat, the car must be stationary and
the tailgate open. Ensure that there are no occupants or objects in
the rear seat.
1. Lower the centre seat's head restraint manually.
2. Pull forward the handle located in the left or right-hand rear seat
backrest to fold the left or right-hand part of the rear seat respectively.
3. The backrest releases from locking and needs to be folded down
manually to horizontal position.
Raising the backrests
1. Move the backrest up/back until it locks in position.
2. Raise the head restraint manually.
3. If necessary, raise the centre seat's head restraint.
Adjusting the steering wheel
You can adjust the position of the steering wheel for both height
and depth.
the lever under the steering wheel forward/backward.
2. Adjust the steering wheel to the desired position and move the
lever back to locked position.
Left-hand keypad
Driver support is selected in the driver display using the arrows in
the steering wheel's left-hand keypad ( and ). When the driver
support symbol is white, the function is active. Grey means that the
function is stopped or in standby mode.
Symbols in the driver display:
Speed limiter helps to avoid exceeding a selected maximum
Cruise control helps to maintain a constant speed.
Adaptive cruise control* helps to maintain a constant speed,
combined with a preselected time interval to the vehicle ahead.
Pilot Assist helps the driver to keep the car between the lane's
side markings using steering assistance as well as to maintain
a constant speed, combined with a preselected time interval to
the vehicle ahead.
to start or stop the selected function.
increases/decreases the stored speed
One short press on
by 5 km/h (5 mph). Press and hold the button to change steplessly
- release the button at the desired speed.
/ decreases/increases the distance to the vehicle ahead when
using Adaptive cruise control and Pilot Assist.
One press on
also resumes the stored speed for the selected
Right-hand keypad
Use the steering wheel's right-hand keypad to navigate in the diver
The driver display's app menu opens/closes. The trip computer, media player, phone and navigation* can be controlled
from here.
Scroll between the different apps by pressing the left or right
Select, deselect or confirm an option, e.g. select the trip computer's menu or delete a message in the driver display.
Browse among the functions for the selected app by tapping
up or down.
Raise/lower the media volume by pressing
and . If no other
function is active these buttons act as volume control.
Voice control is activated using the
button and allows you to
control e.g. media, navigation and climate control using your voice.
Say e.g. "Radio", "Raise temperature" or "Cancel".
See the chapter Voice control in this Quick Guide for more voice
Trip computer
The trip computer shows e.g. mileage, fuel consumption and average speed. It is possible to select which information from the trip
computer should be shown in the driver display. The trip computer
calculates the remaining distance to empty tank or empty hybrid
battery. To show the different options, use the steering wheel's
right-hand keypad. No guaranteed range remains when the driver
display shows "----".
Depending on market.
Approach lighting switches on the exterior and interior lighting
when you unlock the car with the key, and helps you to reach the
car safely in the dark.
Home safe lighting lights up part of the exterior lighting after you
have locked the car in order to give you some light in the dark. Activate the function after you have switched off the car by moving the
left stalk switch towards the instrument panel and then releasing it.
The time for how long the home safe lighting should remain
switched on can be set via the centre display.
Resetting the trip meter
Reset all information in the manual trip meter (TM) with a long
press on the RESET button. A short press only resets the mileage.
Trip meter, automatic (TA), is reset automatically when the car has
not been used for 4 hours.
Headlamp functions are controlled using the left-hand stalk
In AUTO mode, the car detects when it is dark/light and adapts the
lighting accordingly, e.g. when evening falls or when you drive into
a tunnel. Turn the stalk switch thumbwheel to
for main beam
that automatically dims for oncoming traffic. Move the stalk switch
towards the steering wheel to activate main beam manually and
towards the instrument panel to deactivate.
Active bending lights* are designed to provide maximum lighting
in bends and at junctions by means of the light following steering
wheel movements. The function is activated automatically when
the car is started and can be deactivated in the centre display's
function view, .
The right-hand stalk switch controls the wiper blades and the rain
– Move the stalk switch downward to make one single sweep on
the windscreen.
– Move the lever in steps upwards for intermittent, normal and fast
– Adjust the interval speed using the stalk switch's thumbwheel.
– Move the stalk switch towards the steering wheel in order to
start the windscreen and headlamp washers, and towards the
instrument panel to start the rear window washers.
Press the rain sensor button to activate/deactivate the rain
sensor. The windscreen wiper stalk switch must be in position
0, or in the position for a single sweep. The rain sensor automatically starts the windscreen wipers based on how much
water it detects on the windscreen. Turn the thumbwheel up/
down for higher/lower sensitivity.
Press for intermittent wiping with the rear window wiper.
Press for continuous speed with the rear window wiper.
Use windscreen wiper service mode when e.g. replacing,
cleaning or lifting the wiper blades. Tap on the Wiper
Service Position button in the centre display's function
view to activate or deactivate service mode.
The climate control functions for the front and rear section of the
passenger compartment are controlled via the centre display, and
buttons on the centre console and the rear of the tunnel console*.
Some climate functions can also be controlled with voice control.
The icon used to access the climate view is located in the
centre at the bottom of the centre display. When the text
Clean Zone is blue, this indicates that the conditions have
been met for good air quality in the passenger compartment.
– Tap on AUTO in the climate view for automatic control of several
climate functions. A short press controls air recirculation, air conditioning and air distribution automatically.
A long press controls air recirculation, air conditioning and air
distribution automatically, as well as that temperature and fan
speed are changed to standard settings: 22 °C (72 °F) and level
3. You can change temperature and fan speed without deactivating auto-regulated climate.
– Tap on one of the icons in the climate row at the lower edge of
the centre display to adjust temperature, seat heating* and fan
2. Select the Parking climate tab, tick an appropriate option and
then tap on Preconditioning.
Setting the timer for preconditioning
1. Open climate view in the centre display.
2. Select the Parking climate
Add timer tab and set date/day as
In order that preconditioning should have full function, the car must
be connected to an electrical socket (applies to cars with electric
heater). Either a fuel-driven heater or electric heater7 is used
depending on market.
Air quality system IAQS*
IAQS is a part of the Clean Zone Interior Package* and is a fullyautomatic system that cleans the air in the passenger compartment from contaminants such as particles, hydrocarbons, nitrous
oxides and ground-level ozone. The function is activated in the centre display's top view via Settings Climate Air Quality
To synchronise the temperature for all zones with the temperature
on the driver's side, tap on the temperature icon for the driver's
side and on Synchronise temperature.
Preconditioning can be set via the car's centre display and the
Volvo On Call* app.
Preconditioning heats or cools the passenger compartment before
driving. It is possible to direct start or set preconditioning via the
Direct-starting preconditioning
1. Open climate view in the centre display.
An authorised Volvo dealer has information about which markets use which heater.
You can play back/control media, SMS and phone calls using voice
recognition, as well as connect the car to the Internet via different
external devices, e.g. smartphones. The car's electrical system
must be in at least ignition position I so that you can use the connected devices.
The car's modem8
The simplest and most effective way to connect your car to the
Internet is via the car's own modem. It has the highest performance, is activated automatically for each journey and does not
require connection to a smartphone.
1. Insert a personal SIM card into the holder under the cargo area
2. Press Settings
the top view.
Car Modem Internet in
3. Activate by ticking the box for Car modem Internet.
When the car is connected to the Internet via the modem, you can
share the Internet connection (Wi-Fi hotspot) with other devices.
Tap on Settings in the top view and on Communication Car
Wi-Fi Hotspot.
Use Bluetooth primarily to manage phone calls, SMS and media
from your phone to the car's system. You can also connect the car
to the Internet via Bluetooth. It is possible to have two Bluetooth
devices connected at once in which case one of them can only be
streaming media. The two most recently connected phones will be
connected automatically when the car is used again, if the phone's
Bluetooth is active. Up to 20 devices are saved in a list to allow
easier connection at a later time.
1. Activate Bluetooth on the phone. To connect to the Internet, activate tethering in the phone as well.
USB inputs (type A) can be found in the storage compartment
in the armrest between the seats.
Electrical sockets
The following electrical sockets are available in your car:
12 V electrical socket.
12 V electrical socket and 230 V electrical socket*. There is also
a 12 V electrical socket* in the cargo area.
2. Open the subview for the phone in the centre display.
3. Tap on Add phone, or if a phone is already connected, tap on
Change and then Add phone.
4. Select the phone to be connected and follow the steps on the
centre display and the phone. Note that on certain phones the
message function must be activated.
By connecting the car to the Internet via Wi-Fi you can stream
online services at a higher speed than with Bluetooth, such as
Internet radio and music via in-car apps, download/update software, etc. A Wi-Fi connection from a smartphone operates as a
hotspot for the car as well as any other external devices in the car.
1. Activate tethering on the phone.
2. Tap on Settings in the centre display's top view.
3. Tap on Communication
for Wi-Fi connection.
Wi-Fi and activate by ticking the box
Note that certain phones switch off tethering after the contact with
the car has been disconnected. The tethering in the phone therefore needs to be reactivated the next time it is used.
You can use USB to connect an external device to play back media.
The USB post is also used for Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto*. In
the cases where there are two USB ports, connect to the one with
the white frame. The external device is charged while it is connected to the car.
Only cars with P-SIM*. Cars equipped with Volvo On Call* will use the Internet connection
with car modem for the services.
You can connect external devices to e.g. handle phone calls and
play back media in the car's audio and media system.
Managing phone calls9
It is possible to make and receive calls from a Bluetooth-connected
Calling via the centre display
1. Open the tile Phone in the home view. Select to call from the call
log, contact list or enter a number using the keypad.
2. Press
Calling with the steering wheel's right-hand keypad
1. Press
and navigate to Phone by pressing
2. Scroll through the calls list with
and select with
You can also manage calls using voice control. Press the voice conin the steering wheel's right-hand keypad. For voice
trol button
commands, see the section Voice control in this Quick Guide.
Playing back media
To play back audio from an external device, you need to connect it
to the car using your chosen method, see the previous page for different connections.
Bluetooth-connected device
1. Start playback in the connected device.
2. Open the Bluetooth app in the app view in the centre
display. Playback begins.
USB-connected device
1. Start the USB app in the app view.
2. Select what you want to play. Playback begins.
For information about which phones are compatible with the car, see
MP3 player or iPod connected device
1. Start playback in the device.
2. Open the iPod or USB app depending on the connection method. To play back audio from an iPod, select
the iPod app, regardless of connection method. Playback begins.
Apple® CarPlay®*10 and Android Auto*
CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to use certain apps in your iOS
or Android device via the car to e.g. play back music or listen to
podcasts. The interaction takes place via the car's centre display or
the device.
To use CarPlay, Siri must be activated in the iOS device. The device
also needs to have an Internet connection via Wi-Fi or mobile network. To use Android Auto, the Android Auto app must be installed
on the Android device. The device must also be connected to the
car's USB port.
1. Connect the device to the USB port with a white
2. For Android Auto, tap on Android Auto in the app
view to activate.
3. Read the terms and conditions and then tap on
Accept to connect.
4. Tap on the app required.
Activate voice control with CarPlay and Android Auto by means of a
long press on the
button in the steering wheel's right-hand keypad. A short press activates the car's own voice control system
Bluetooth is switched off when CarPlay is used. If you need to connect the car to the Internet, use Wi-Fi or the car's modem*.
Apple and CarPlay are registered trademarks owned by Apple Inc.
When the centre display starts it shows the home view, and the
tiles for Navigation, Media and Phone, as well as the last used app
or car function can be accessed from here.
e.g. Car status or Driver performance. You can tap on the tile
to access the last used function.
Navigation - Tap here to access the navigation system with
Sensus Navigation*.
Set destination with free text - Expand the toolbar with the
down arrow on the left-hand side and tap on . The map
image changes to free text search. Enter the search terms.
Enter destination with map - Maximise the map by pressing
. Press and hold down on the location where you want to go,
then select Go here.
to open the itinerary. Tap on
Delete a destination - Tap on
the recycle bin to delete an intermediate destination in the itinerary, or tap on Clear itinerary to delete the whole itinerary.
Map update11 - Tap on Download Centre in the app view. The
number of available map updates is shown at Maps. Tap on
Maps Install Confirm for map updating or installation of
selected map. There is also the option to download maps from to a USB memory and then transfer
them to the car.
Media - Shown here is e.g. your music from an external device
or if you have selected FM radio in the app view. Tap on the tile
to access the settings. From here you can see your music
library, radio stations, etc.
Phone - The phone function is accessed from here. Tap on the
tile to expand it. Here you can dial from the call history or the
contact list, or enter a number manually using the keypad.
Once you have selected a number, tap on .
Last used app or car function - Here you can see the last used
app or car function that is not shown in any of the other tiles,
Function availability may vary depending on market.
Function view
1. Tap and hold an app or button.
When you swipe from left to right12 in the home view you will reach
the function view. From here you can activate/deactivate different
car functions, e.g. Head-up Display*, Park Assist and Lane
Keeping Aid. They are activated/deactivated by tapping on the
respective symbol. Some functions open in a separate window.
2. Drag the app or button to an unoccupied location in the view and
App view
Swipe from right to left12 in the home view to access the app view.
Here you can see the apps supplied with the car, as well as the
apps that you can choose to download and install yourself.
Managing and updating apps and systems
In Download Centre, in the app view, you can update several of the car's systems. For this to be possible the car
must be connected to the Internet. In Download Centre
you can:
Download apps - Tap on New apps and select the app required.
Select Install to download the app.
Update apps - Tap on Install all to update all apps. Or tap on
Application updates to show a list of possible updates. Select the
app required and tap on Install.
Uninstall apps - Tap on Application updates and select the app
required. Tap on Uninstall to uninstall an app.
Update system software - Tap on System updates to show a list
of updates that can be installed in the car. Tap on Install all at the
bottom of the list to update all software or on Install for an individual software program. If no list is required, select Install all at the
System updates button.
Moving icons
The apps and buttons for car functions in the app view and function
view can be moved as required.
Applies to left-hand drive cars. For right-hand drive cars - swipe in the opposite direction.
The upper part of the display contains a tab that you can drag
down to access the top view. From here, you can access Settings,
Owner's manual, Profile and the car's saved messages.
Personal preferences
Under Settings you can set many personal preferences, e.g. for
displays, mirrors, front seat, navigation*, audio and media system,
language and voice control.
Driver profiles
If the car is used by several drivers then each driver can
have a personal driver profile. Every time you get into the
car you have the option to select your driver profile where
your personal preferences are saved. The number of profiles depends on the number of keys available for the car. The
Guest profile is not connected to any specific key.
The latest active driver profile is the one used for unlocking.
Change driver profile by selecting Profile in the top view.
The driver profiles can be connected to the car's keys, and when it
is unlocked, the car is automatically adapted to your personal preferences. Connect a key under Settings System Driver
Profiles. Select one of the driver profiles (the Guest profile cannot
be connected). The home view is shown again. Drag down the top
view again, repeat in accordance with the above and select Edit on
the chosen profile and then Connect key.
Individual drive mode
If you want to adapt one of the Hybrid, Pure or Power drive modes
- activate the drive mode under Settings My Car Individual
Drive Mode.
System volumes
If you want to adjust or switch off the volume of the system
sounds, e.g. the sound for tapping on the screen, go to Settings
Sound System Volumes.
Your car is equipped with a number of functions that help you to
drive safely and which can prevent accidents. You can activate
these functions in the centre display's function view. Remember
that the driver support functions are only aids and that as the driver
you always have full responsibility for driving the car in a safe manner. A selection is listed below:
Car IntelliSafe Lane Keeping Aid Mode in the centre display's top view.
Steering assistance at risk of collision
The Collision avoidance assistance function can help you
to reduce the risk of the car leaving its lane unintentionally
and/or colliding with another vehicle/obstacle by actively
steering the car back into its lane and/or swerving. The
function consists of three subfunctions: Steering assistance at risk of run-off; Steering assistance at risk of headon collision; and Steering assistance at risk of rear-end collision*.
City Safety™
City Safety13 can assist you in critical situations to prevent or mitigate a collision with vehicles, larger animals, pedestrians or
cyclists. Visual, acoustic and brake pulse warnings are given in the
event of a risk of collision to help you act in time. If you fail to act in
time and a collision is almost unavoidable, the car can be braked
automatically. City Safety steering assistance can also reinforce
your steering intervention at the start of an evasive manoeuvre if
you steer away too little to avoid a collision. City Safety is activated
when the engine is started and cannot be deactivated.
Blind Spot Information (BLIS)*
BLIS can inform you about vehicles in your blind spot and
quickly approaching vehicles in an adjacent lane.
Pilot Assist
Pilot Assist14 is a comfort function that can help to keep the car in
its lane and at a preset distance to the vehicle ahead. Pilot Assist is
selected and activated using the steering wheel's left-hand keypad.
For steering assistance to work, the driver has to have both hands
on the steering wheel and the lane markings have to be visible,
for instance. When steering assistance is active, the driver display
shows a GREEN steering wheel symbol.
Cross Traffic Alert (CTA)*
CTA with auto-brake is a driver support system to supplement BLIS and can warn of traffic crossing behind the car.
If the warning from CTA is not observed, and a collision is
unavoidable, the function can stop the car. CTA is activated if reverse gear is engaged or if the car rolls backwards.
Lane Keeping Aid
Lane assistance (Lane Keeping Aid) can help you to reduce
the risk of the car leaving its lane unintentionally. The
desired form of assistance is selected via Settings My
Not available for all markets.
This function can be either standard or an option, depending on market.
Park Assist Pilot*
Park Assist Pilot can assist the driver to manoeuvre the car while
parking. The driver's job is to pay attention around the car, follow
the centre display instructions, select gear, control the speed and
be prepared to brake/stop.
Parking with Park Assist Pilot
lines is made in the centre display. Note that objects/obstacles
may be closer to the car than they appear to be on the screen. The
park assist camera is activated automatically when reverse gear is
selected or manually in the centre display:
– Tap on the Camera button in the function view to
activate/deactivate the function manually.
Drive at a speed slower than 30 km/h (20 mph) for parallel parking or 20 km/h (12 mph) for perpendicular
parking. The distance between the car and the parking
spaces should be approximately 1 metre (3 feet) when
the function is searching for a parking space.
1. Press the Park In button in the function view or camera view.
2. Be ready to stop the car when the graphic and text in
the centre display advise that a suitable parking
space has been found. A pop-up window is shown.
3. Select Parallel parking or Perpendicular parking and
then select reverse gear.
4. Follow the instructions in the centre display.
Exit parallel parking using Park Assist Pilot
The function can only be used for a parallel-parked car.
1. Press the Park Out button in the function view or in
the camera view.
2. Use the direction indicator to select the direction in
which the car should leave the parking space.
3. Follow the instructions in the centre display.
Park assist camera*
The park assist camera can assist the when manoeuvring in tight
spaces by indicating obstacles with camera images and a graphic
in the centre display. Selection of camera views and park assist
By planning your driving and by driving economically, you can
extend the range for electric operation and reduce your impact on
the environment at the same time. The conditions for achieving
maximum range vary according to the different circumstances and
conditions the car is driven in. You can influence some factors yourself, but not others. The longest range is achieved under very
favourable conditions when all factors have a positive impact.
Plan your driving by always performing the following:
Charge the car before departure.
Precondition the car.
Drive economically by means of the following:
Activate drive mode Pure.
Lower the temperature in the passenger compartment and
reduce the fan strength.
Drive at a steady speed and keep a good distance to other vehicles and objects to minimise braking.
Drive with the correct tyre pressure in the tyres and check them
on a regular basis. Select ECO tyre pressure for best results.
Avoid driving with the windows open.
Factors you cannot influence
Traffic situation.
Road conditions and topography.
Outside temperature and headwind.
See the owner's manual for more tips on range and fuel-efficient
Voice commands for phone
Call [contact]
Call [telephone number]
Recent calls
Read message
Message to [contact]17
Voice commands for radio and media
The voice control system gives you the option to use voice recognition15 with different pre-defined commands to control certain functions of the media player, Bluetooth-connected phone, the climate
system and Volvo's navigation system*. Voice control is activated
with a press on the voice control button in the steering wheel's
right-hand keypad.
The following commands can usually be used regardless of situation:
Repeat: Repeats the last voice instruction in the ongoing dialogue.
Help: Starts a help dialogue. The system responds with commands that can be used in the current situation, a prompt or an
Cancel: Cancels the dialogue16.
Play [artist]
Play [song title]
Play [song title] from [album]
Play [TV channel name]*18
Play [radio station]
Tune to [frequency]
Tune to [frequency] [wavelength]
Radio FM
Similar music
Voice commands for climate control
Set temperature to X degrees
Raise temperature/Lower temperature
Sync temperature
Search [POI name]
Air on feet/Air on body
Change country/Change state19, 20
Search [POI category] [city]
Air on feet off/Air on body off
Show favourites
Set fan to max/Turn off fan
Clear itinerary
Raise fan speed/Lower fan speed
Repeat voice guidance
Turn on auto
Turn off voice guidance
Turn on voice guidance
Air condition on/Air condition off
Recirculation on/Recirculation off
Turn on defroster /Turn off defroster
Turn on max defroster/Turn max defroster off
Turn on electric defroster/Turn off electric defroster*
Turn on rear defroster/Turn off rear defroster
Turn steering wheel heat on/Turn steering wheel heat off*
Raise steering wheel heat/Lower steering wheel heat*
Turn on seat heat/Turn off seat heat*
Raise seat heat/Lower seat heat*
Turn on seat ventilation/Turn off seat ventilation*
Raise seat ventilation/Lower seat ventilation*
Voice commands for navigation systems*
Take me home
Go to [city]
Go to [address]
Add intersection
Go to [postcode]
Go to [contact]
Search [POI category]
Applies to certain markets.
Note that this only cancels the dialogue when the system is not speaking. To do that, give a
long press on the voice control button until two beeps can be heard.
Only certain phones can send messages via the car. For compatibility, see
Applies to certain markets.
In European countries, "Country" is used instead of "State".
For Brazil and India, the search area is changed via the centre display.
The owner's manual and other manuals contain
safety instructions and all warning, important
and note texts, which must be read. Some functions only apply to certain markets.
use a rear-facing child seat on the front passenger seat when the airbag is activated. The passenger airbag must always be activated when
front-facing passengers (children and adults) are
sitting in the front passenger seat. Do not put
objects in front of or above the dashboard where
the passenger airbag is located.
The remote control key must always be taken
out of the car when leaving it. Make sure that
the car's electrical system is an ignition mode 0,
particularly if there are children in the car.
Parking brake should always be used when
parking on a slope. Engaging a gear or the automatic transmission's P position is not sufficient
to hold the car stationary in all situations.
Volvo On Call – The system's services only
work in areas where the Volvo On Call partners
have mobile coverage and in the markets where
Volvo On Call is available.
Just as with mobile phones, atmospheric disturCHARGING
bances or sparse transmitter coverage may lead
• The hybrid battery must only be charged at
to connection being impossible, e.g. in sparsely
maximum permitted charging current or lower
populated areas.
in accordance with applicable local and
For warning, important and note texts for Volvo
national recommendations for hybrid charging
On Call services, see the contract applicable to
from 230 V sockets/plugs.
the Volvo On Call subscription as well as the
• The hybrid battery may only be charged using
Owner's Manual.
an approved grounded 230 V socket (or
Sensus Navigation* – Direct all your attention
equivalent socket with a different voltage
to the road and make sure that all your concendepending on the market) or from a charging
tration is on driving. Follow applicable traffic legstation with the loose charging cable supplied
islation and drive with good judgment. Due to
by Volvo (Mode 3).
weather conditions or time of year affecting the
• The control unit's ground fault breaker proroad conditions, some recommendations may be
tects the car, but there may still be a risk of
less reliable.
overloading the 230 V mains power circuit.
• Charging the hybrid battery must only take
place with grounded and approved 230 V
Tailgate – Bear in mind the risk of pinching
sockets. If the capacity for the socket or fuse
when opening/closing the tailgate. Check that
circuit is unknown, ask a licensed electrician
no one is near the tailgate as a pinching injury
to check the capacity. Charging above the
could have serious consequences. Always opercapacity of a fuse circuit may lead to fire or
ate the tailgate with caution.
damage the fuse circuit.
Keyless locking/unlocking* – Check that chil• The charging cable has a built-in circuit
dren or other passengers are not at risk of crushbreaker. Charging must only take place with
ing when all the windows are closed with the
grounded and approved sockets.
remote control key or keyless opening* with a
• Children should be supervised when in the
door handle.
vicinity of the charging cable when it is plugged in.
• High voltage in the charging cable. Contact
If the car is not equipped with a switch for actiwith high voltage can cause death or serious
vating/deactivating the passenger airbag, then
personal injury.
the passenger airbag is always activated. Never
• In unventilated spaces indoors. Exhaust gases
The charging cable and its associated parts
are emitted if the heater starts.
must not be swamped or immersed in water.
Do not use the charging cable if it is damaged • In locations with combustible or flammable
material nearby. Fuel, gas, long grass, sawin any way. A damaged or inoperative chargdust, etc. may ignite.
ing cable must only be repaired by a workshop
• When there is a risk that the heater's exhaust
- an authorised Volvo workshop is recomline may be blocked. For example, deep snow
• Always position the charging cable so that it
inside the front right-hand wheel housing can
obstruct the heater's ventilation.
will not be driven over, stepped on, tripped
over or damaged in some other way, or cause
personal injury.
• Only use accessories that are undamaged and
• Disconnect the charger from the wall outlet
fault-free. The accessories must have a CE
before cleaning it.
marking, UL marking or an equivalent safety
• Never connect the charging cable to an extenmarking.
sion cord or a multiple plug socket.
• Accessories must be rated for 230 V and 50
• Avoid visible worn or damaged mains sockets
Hz with connectors designed for the socket.
since they may lead to fire damage and/or per• Never allow sockets, connectors or accessosonal injury if used.
ries to come into contact with water or other
Also, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for
liquids. Do not touch or use the socket if it
using the charging cable and its components.
appears to be damaged or has come into conPOWER FRONT SEATS
tact with water or other liquid.
• Do not connect junction sockets, adapters or
Adjust the position of the driver's seat before
extension cables to the socket as these can
setting off, never while driving. Make sure that
override the socket's safety features.
the seat is in locked position in order to avoid
personal injury in the event of sudden braking or • The socket is equipped with a protective
cover, ensure that nothing protrudes in or
an accident.
damages the socket preventing the cover from
doing its job. Do not leave children in the car
unsupervised when the socket is active.
Check that the backrests are locked properly
after being raised or lowered, and that the head
restraints are locked properly after being raised. The driver support systems available in the car
are designed to be supplementary aids for the
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT CLIMATE CON- driver but cannot handle all situations in all trafTROL
fic, weather and road conditions. They can never
Heated seats* must not be used by people who be a substitute for the driver's attention and
find it difficult to perceive an increase in temjudgement. The driver is always responsible for
perature due to numbness or who otherwise
ensuring the car is driven in a safe manner, at
have problems operating the controls for the
the appropriate speed, with an appropriate disheated seats. Otherwise they may suffer burn
tance to other vehicles, and in accordance with
the traffic rules and regulations in force. The
Preconditioning can be started via a timer set
driver always bears ultimate responsibility for
far in advance. Do not use preconditioning
braking and steering the car.
(applies to fuel-driven heater):
Before using the car, it is recommended that you
read all of the sections in the owner's manual
relating to driver support systems in the car.
Park Assist Pilot is supplementary driver support but it cannot handle all situations. The function is only intended to assist the driver during
parallel and perpendicular parking. The driver
bears full responsibility for parking the car safely
and braking when necessary. The scanning may
miss objects positioned deep in the parking
space. The driver always bears responsibility for
assessing whether the space offered by Park
Assist Pilot is suitable for parking.
Park assist camera is a supplementary driver
aid for parking the car. The function can never
replace the driver's attention and judgement.
The cameras have blind spots where obstacles
cannot be detected. Pay particular attention if
there are people and animals near the car. Bear
in mind that the front of the car may swing out
towards oncoming traffic during the parking
Before using the car, it is recommended that you
read all of the sections in the owner's manual
relating to driver support systems in the car.
The driver always holds overall responsibility for
driving the vehicle in a safe manner and complying with all applicable rules of the road.
Start knob – The car cannot be started if the
charging cable remains connected. Make sure
that the charging cable is disconnected before
starting the car.
The head-up display unit* from which the information is projected is located in the instrument
panel. To avoid damage to the display unit's
cover glass - do not store any objects on the
cover glass and make sure that no objects fall
down onto it.
When cleaning the centre display, use a microfibre cloth that is free from sand and similar.
When cleaning the centre display, only use gen-
• Check the capacity of the socket.
tle pressure on the display. Heavy pressure can
• Other electronic equipment connected to the
damage the display.
same fuse circuit must be disconnected if the
Do not spray any liquid or caustic chemicals
total load is exceeded.
directly on the centre display. Do not use window cleaning agent, other cleaning agents, aero- • Do not connect the charging cable if the
socket is damaged.
sol spray, solvents, alcohol, ammonia or cleaning
agent containing abrasive. Never use abrasive
cloths, paper towels or tissue paper, as these
could scratch the display.
There must be no objects on the rear seat when
the backrest is to be folded down. Nor may the
seatbelts be connected.
Charging cable – Never connect the charging
cable when there is a risk of thunderstorm or
The integrated child seat*/armrest* on the centre
lightning strike. Never unplug the charging cable seat must be in retracted position.
from the 230 V socket while charging is in proRIGHT-HAND STALK SWITCH
gress - there is then a risk of damaging the
230 V socket. Always stop charging first before Wiper blade in service position – Before placing the wiper blades in the service position,
unplugging the charging cable from the car's
make sure that they are not frozen down. If the
charging socket and then from the 230 V
wiper arms in service position have been folded
up from the windscreen, they must be folded
Power strips, extension cables, surge protection
back down onto the windscreen before the actiboxes or similar devices must not be used
vation of wiping, washing or the rain sensor, as
together with the charging cable since this could
well as before driving. This is to avoid scraping
involve a risk of fire, electric shock, etc. Only use
the paint on the bonnet.
an adapter between the 230 V socket and the
charging cable if the adapter is marked with
approval in accordance with IEC 61851 and
Electrical socket – The maximum power usage
IEC 62196.
for a 12 V electrical socket is 120 W (10 A) per
Control unit – Avoid exposing the control unit
and its plug to direct sunlight. In such cases, the The maximum power usage for a 230 V electrioverheating protection in the plug is at risk of
cal socket is 150 W.
reducing or interrupting the charging of the
hybrid battery.
Check that the 230 V socket has adequate
power supply for charging electric vehicles - in
the event of uncertainty, the socket must be
checked by a qualified professional.
Clean the charging cable with a clean cloth,
moistened with water or a mild detergent. Do
not use chemicals or solvents. Do not immerse
the charging cable in water.
Only use the charging cable provided with your
car or a replacement cable recommended by
Foot-operated tailgate – There is a risk of
reduced function, or no function at all, if the rear
bumper is loaded with large amounts of ice,
snow, dirt or similar. For this reason, make sure
you keep it clean.
The foot-operated tailgate function is available in
two versions:
• Opening and closing with foot movement
• Only unlocking with foot movement (lift up the
tailgate manually to open it)
Note that the function for opening and closing
with foot movement requires power operated
Pay attention to the possibility that the system
may be activated in a car wash or similar if the
remote key is within range.
Programming max opening – If the system has
been operating continuously for a long time, it is
switched off to avoid overload. It can be used
again after approx. 2 minutes.
Electromagnetic fields and screening may interfere with the functions of the remote control
key. Avoid storing the remote control key close
to metal objects or electronic apparatus, e.g.
mobile phones, tablets, laptops or chargers preferably no closer than 10-15 cm 4-6 inches.
During cold starting, the idling speed may be
noticeably higher than normal for certain engine
types. This is done in order that the emissions
system can reach normal operating temperature
as quickly as possible, which minimises exhaust
emissions and protects the environment.
Head-up display* – When a City Safety function
is activated, the information in the head-up display is replaced by a graphic for City Safety. This
graphic is illuminated even if the head-up display
is switched off.
The driver may have less chance of seeing information in the head-up display if, for example,
he/she is wearing polarising sunglasses, if
he/she is not sitting centrally in the seat, if there
are any objects on the cover glass of the display
unit, or in unfavourable light conditions. Certain
visual defects may cause headaches and a feeling of stress during the use of the head-up display.
Charging cable – Volvo recommends a charging cable in accordance with IEC 62196 and
IEC 61851 which supports temperature monitoring.
Trip computer – Certain deviations may occur
when calculating the distance travelled if the
driving method is changed.
Updating – If the phone's operating system is
updated, the Bluetooth connection may be broken. Delete the phone from the car and reconnect.
Heating or cooling cannot be hastened by
selecting a higher or lower temperature than the
actual desired temperature.
Preconditioning is available only when the car
is connected to an electrical socket (applies to
electric heater). A charging station which is not
always active, e.g. due to a timer, may cause
preconditioning to malfunction. If the car is not
connected to an electrical socket, it is still possible to cool the passenger compartment briefly in
a warm climate by starting preconditioning
directly. The car's doors and windows should be
closed during the preconditioning of the passenger compartment.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – Volvo is not
responsible for the content in the CarPlay or
Android Auto app.
For installation of Android Auto to be possible,
the car must be equipped with two USB ports
(USB hub)*. If the car only has one USB port
then it is not possible to use Android Auto.
Car modem – Note that the SIM card used for
Internet connection via P-SIM cannot have the
same telephone number as the SIM card used
by the phone. Otherwise it will not be possible
for calls to be correctly connected to the phone.
Therefore, use a SIM card for Internet connection that has a separate telephone number or a
data only card that does not handle phone calls
and therefore cannot disrupt phone function.
Internet – Data is transferred (data traffic) when
using the Internet, and this may involve a cost.
Activation of data roaming and Wi-Fi hotspots
may involve further charges. Contact your network operator about data traffic costs. When
downloading using a phone, pay extra attention
to the data traffic costs.
Data downloading can affect other services that
transfer data, e.g. web radio. If the effect on
other services is experienced as problematic, the
download can be interrupted. Alternatively, it
may be appropriate to switch off or cancel other
services. When downloading using a phone, pay
extra attention to the data traffic costs.
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