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Volvo adds restricted key functionality to 90 series models

Volvo has launched a new key for its 90 series models to provide extra safety for when vehicles are in the hands of valet parking staff, repair workshops or younger drivers.

Volvo red key on black leather car seat

Volvo’s new red key is available on 90 series models.

Available on the new Volvo S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV, the Red Key reduces the top speed to 75mph, activates the Adaptive Cruise Control function is programmed to maintain the maximum distance to the car in front, and reduces the maximum volume from the audio system.

It also permanently activates a range of safety features, including BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), Lane Keeping Aid, Forward Collision Warning, Driver Alert Control, Distance Alert and Traffic Sign Recognition.

David Baddeley, operations director, Volvo Car UK, said: “Handing over your car to a third party often comes with a feeling of trepidation. For those who regularly entrust their car to others, Volvo’s Red Key gives owners the confidence that their vehicle is being driven responsibly, no matter whose hands it’s in.”

The Red Key is available now to both new buyers and existing owners of Volvo’s 90 series cars, and can be purchased through Volvo dealerships at a price of £110.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.


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