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World class comfort and gearshift technology

World class comfort and gearshift technology
Seat comfort systems in the new Volvo XC90 are among the most advanced in the market

Kongsberg Automotive (KA) has developed and delivered some of the most advanced seat comfort solutions and gearshift systems for Volvo's new flagship XC 90, which also is the vehicle with the most content from KA ever.  Confirming its leading position in these technologies globally.

Seat comfort from KA in Volvo's new XC90 consists of advanced lumbar support systems, back and side support, seat heating and seat ventilation. As an option, XC90 customers can also experience XC90 premium seatadvanced massage systems developed and supplied by Kongsberg Automotive.

Many expect the car to be more than just a means of transport, and expect great comfort solutions accordingly. Seat comfort systems in new Volvo XC90 are among the most advanced in the market, and are designed to give the driver and passengers a true premium driving experience.

Seat comfort solutions for Volvo XC90 have been developed at KA's facility in Mullsjö, Sweden, where the company also develops similar systems to a number of other European automakers, and production takes place at the company's factory in Pruszkow, Poland.

World leader in seat comfort

Comfort is a strong global trend and Volvo claims to provide top class comfort in the new XC90.  Since its introduction, the new XC90 has taken the market by storm and it's gratfyling to know that Kongsberg Automotive has contributed to this success by providing part of the XC90's Scandinavian DNA.

Kongsberg Automotive has its origins with the production of parts for Volvo since 1957 and has supplied and developed parts for Volvo cars and trucks ever since. In the 1970’s KA supplied seat heat for their cars as the first in the world, and followed up with other seat comfort features in the 1980’s. Kongsberg Automotive has been a pioneer in this field, thanks to sophisticated such as Volvo that require the best.

Shift by wire from KA

Shift by wire from KA

Kongsberg Automotive also supplies shifters for automatic transmissions and an advanced "Shift-by-wire" system for Volvo’s XC90


KA also supplies shifters for automatic transmissions and an advanced "Shift-by-wire" system for Volvo’s XC90. Shift-by-wire is a form of electronic gearing without the mechanical linkage between the gearshift lever and gearshift. This technology provides new opportunities for space, and weight reduction and improved efficiency.

The T8 hybrid models of the XC90 will be available with a crystal shifter from Sweden’s  Orrefors, one of the world's leading brands of glassware and art glass, and is part of Volvo Scandinavian design language. The gearshift system is developed and manufactured by KA's facility in Mullsjö.

Volvo XC90 Interior

Volvo XC90 Interior

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Shift by wire system for Volvo's Concept Coupé

Shift by wire system for Volvo's Concept Coupé

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Volvo XC90 interior flexibility

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Volvo XC90 comfort features

Volvo XC90 comfort features

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