Volvo XC90: Transmission - STARTING AND DRIVINGVolvo XC90: Transmission

The transmission is part of the vehicle's driveline (power transmission) between the engine and the drive wheels. The function of the transmission is to change gears depending on speed and power needs.

The vehicle has an 8-speed automatic transmission. The number of gears allows the engine's torque and power band to be effectively utilized.

Two of the gears are overdrive gears that save fuel when driving at a constant engine speed. Both the gear selector and the steering wheel paddles can be used to shift up or down manually. The selected gear selector position will be displayed in the instrument panel.

Regenerative braking
The vehicle recovers kinetic energy during braking in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The battery symbol is shown in the instrument panel when the vehicle is generating power for the battery1. ...

Automatic transmission
Gear position is selected automatically to make driving as energy efficient as possible. The transmission also has a manual mode. The transmission is available in two different versions. The gear selector ...

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