The new electric Volvo XC40 will be the first Volvo to get a new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system.
We’ve been waiting for Volvo’s tease for the new electric XC40 to deliver something of interest, but so far all we’ve had is a bit of information about how safe the new electric XC40 is, and that it’ll have a different grille. Or non-grille.
It’s starting to look as if Volvo aren’t going to confirm the electric powertrain details until the electric XC40 actually debuts, but they have managed to deliver some actual ‘Electric Volvo XC40 News‘ nonetheless.
Having told us more than two years ago that Volvo’s infotainment will be powered by Google’s Android operating system at some point (well, Volvo said at the time within two years) we now learn the electric XC40 will be the first recipient.
It should be that Volvo’s Sensus gets even better as a result (and whatever some may say, it’s already very good), with the sort of Google features so many are familiar with, lots of personalisation, easier and more intuitive user experience, Play Store options, Google maps (although they’ve already arrived in Volvos) and even improvements in the ADAS system and over-the-air software updates too.
Although debuting in the electric XC40, it seems likely Volvo will soon be rolling the new Android system out across the rest of the XC40 range, followed by their 60 and 90 series models.
The new electric Volvo XC40 will debut a week today (16 October 2019).