The 2017 Volvo XC60 – recently revealed in Geneva – is getting a refined Sensus system as well as a new design for the Volvo on Call Smartphone App.
But in a ‘Connected’ world, many buyers are as interested in what connectivity a car has as they are in how it looks and how it drives. But Volvo looks to have that covered too.
Already featuring one of the best infotainment setups in the car world, the Volvo Sensus is a tablet shaped centre screen introduced in the XC90 – and now in the V90 and S90 too – which is a model of clean design clarity and ease of use. A but like Volvo’s new cars.
But the arrival of the new XC60 also sees Volvo’s Sensus interface get a graphical refinement to further improve ease of use especially for the navigation experience.
But it’s not just Volvo’s Sensus system that gets a makeover, so too does Volvo’s on Call Smartphone App.
The Volvo In-Car Delivery Service, part of the On Call App, is rolling out to five more countries, the App has been totally redesigned and will be available in around 50 countries by the end of 2017.
It seems ‘Premium’ car buyers are getting more turned on to the idea of connecting with their car even when they’re not in it, and Volvo’s App can offer stuff like sending Sat Nav destinations based on their calendar whilst the owners quaffing a glass of red in front of the TV.
Björn Annwall, a Volvo Global Consumer Experience VP, said:
The role of Volvo On Call has changed from remote car access app to a platform that functions as the main entry point for Volvo Cars’ customers to an increasingly broad selection of connected services.
We are at the forefront of this shift in car technology and service provision. Eventually you might not even need to own a Volvo to benefit from the services offered via the Volvo On Call smartphone app.
The Volvo On Call updates will apply to all current models – and any Volvo On Call enabled car back to 2012 – and the new Sensus design arrives with the new XC60, will now be fitted to all new 90 Series cars, and all existing 90 Series cars will get a free update when they’re next in for service.
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