Volvo XC90
The 2017 Volvo XC90 will get a few upgrades in time for its sale later this year. Volvo

A lot of new features are slated to come to the new Volvo XC90. The latest of these features is the move towards autonomous driving.

Dubbed as the Pilot Assist II, the new feature will be a standard inclusion to Volvo’s newest SUV for some of its markets. The new 2017 Volvo XC90 will have better steering assistance thanks to the Pilot Assist II, paving the way to a driving system that is semi-autonomous. What this means is better braking, accelerating and flowing into the traffic, Gizmag reported.

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Though the semi-autonomous tag may make some drivers a bit wary given the different issues popping out in autonomous vehicles, the source stated that the Volvo XC90’s system can be completely overridden by the driver. This is one by deactivating the cruise control or by taking control of the steering wheel.

The newest Volvo XC90 is getting other features, such as the PowerPulse for its diesel model. There is also the Volvo City Safety feature update, which now includes large animals in its avoidance systems in addition to pedestrians and other vehicles.

For Volvo fans who want to see glimpse of the car can enjoy a new gallery of photos released by the company. Car Scoops stated that the luxury drive features some leather finishes, sound insulation and top-of-the-line sound systems. Additional comfort and luxury features include massage function for the seats for rear passengers and a slew of accessories like folding tables, cup holders with heating or cooling functions and even crystal glasses.

The innards of the Volvo XC90 is not just about the accessories—it also features the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. Drivers can go with any of the three driving modes, Pure, Hybrid and power, while the offered top acceleration speed is at 5.6 seconds to reach 100km/h from zero.

Announced at Geneva, Edmunds reported that some of the dealers in the U.S. will start taking orders of the Volvo XC90 sometime this year. The SUV was previously seen at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.

For now, pricing and exact release dates have not been divulged. Additionally, car enthusiasts will still have to wait and see until Volvo announces the actual specs of the 2017 Volvo XC90.

2017 Volvo XC90 (Credit: YouTube/YouCar)