SUV gets aluminum trim as standard and a new instrument cluster as well as new features for the R-Design and Executive variants.

Volvo has upgraded the XC90 SUV for the 2012 model year.

New for the interior is the 3-spoke steering wheel, aluminum trim as standard and a watch dial-like new instrument panel design with white lighting.

The rear tailgate is divided into an upper and lower section while there's a new color-schemed leather grab handle and a newly designed load cover.

The XC90 also gets an upgraded Executive variant with features such as the soft leather seats with ventilation and massage functions.

The R-Design XC90 gets a unique chassis with a redesigned upholstery, new inlays, door panels and 19-inch wheels.

Exterior upgrades are even more modest.  The front end receives new Day Running Lights along with a redesigned silver metallic bumper bar as well as standard silver roof rails on all variants. There is also a new lower door moulding and all XC90 versions are fully color-coordinated.

Out back, new tail lamps have dual light guides, LED brake lights and a silver turn indicator bulb (still with orange light). As a fial touch, new six-spoke 18-inch wheels in silver matt finish are added.

Volvo upgrades the XC90