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      Does the 2020 XC90 concave grill fit older models?

      Just wondering is anyone has looked into upgrading their 2016-2019 XC90 grill to the 2020 version. The sales guy at my Volvo said he thought the dimensions are different, so it probably wouldn't fit, but I don't see a change in the size of the opening.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kubikov View Post
      Just wondering is anyone has looked into upgrading their 2016-2019 XC90 grill to the 2020 version. The sales guy at my Volvo said he thought the dimensions are different, so it probably wouldn't fit, but I don't see a change in the size of the opening.
      Good to see that I am not the lone wolf looking to do this if possible. Anyone has any inputs on this?

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      I can only say the the front bumper is different. That might effect things


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      Even dimension is slightly different, with dremel and 3M tape, there is nothing couldn't fit.

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      Yes its possible.

      Although front bumper looks a bit different, grill dimensions - same.
      Know some guys did it for their MY19>MY20. Front camera module also same size, so they swapped it to new grill.

      Quote Originally Posted by Kubikov View Post
      Just wondering is anyone has looked into upgrading their 2016-2019 XC90 grill to the 2020 version. The sales guy at my Volvo said he thought the dimensions are different, so it probably wouldn't fit, but I don't see a change in the size of the opening.

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      is it odd to have Inscription grill on a momentum? I really like inscription grill but I feel odd putting it on a momentum.
      bit like putting M or S badge on 335i or A4. ok maybe not that extreme.

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      Quote Originally Posted by skim07 View Post
      is it odd to have Inscription grill on a momentum? I really like inscription grill but I feel odd putting it on a momentum.
      bit like putting M or S badge on 335i or A4. ok maybe not that extreme.
      Nope. I had a co worker who took his XL F150 and put a Platinum grill on it... frankly it looks pretty good. Because the Volvo relies more on the lines of the body than too much extra trim work I don't think you'll look out of place by swapping grills.

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      Quote Originally Posted by skim07 View Post
      is it odd to have Inscription grill on a momentum? I really like inscription grill but I feel odd putting it on a momentum.
      bit like putting M or S badge on 335i or A4. ok maybe not that extreme.
      The 2020 Momentum and Inscription concave grills are almost indistinguishable. I built a 2020 Inscription and a Momentum T6 on volvocars.com, and when you click between the two it appears the only difference is the thickness of the louvers (or whatever you call them). Otherwise, I don't see a noticeable difference like there is between the black and grey grill colors of the earlier models.

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      Hi guys,

      Did someone succeed doing the retrofit finally ? 🙂
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      I think someone did this already.


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      Quote Originally Posted by skim07 View Post
      is it odd to have Inscription grill on a momentum? I really like inscription grill but I feel odd putting it on a momentum.
      bit like putting M or S badge on 335i or A4. ok maybe not that extreme.
      imitation is the sincerest form of flatter....er showing everyone you couldn't afford the real deal.
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      Someone did it on Facebook group on a 2016




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      What is the part number of 2020 grill?

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      Quote Originally Posted by bublik View Post
      What is the part number of 2020 grill?
      31 69 83 85 is for an Inscription (obviously including camera). List price is $648.14.

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      I think you have to look really hard to distinguish an Inscription from a Momentum. Even the T5 now has the same shape tailpipes. Volvo finally got smart and reduced their part numbers. All XC90s now have the same roof rails, tailpipes, and front and rear bumpers as far as I can tell. The only difference on the outside is the side panel, which has some chrome on the inscription.

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      Quote Originally Posted by skim07 View Post
      is it odd to have Inscription grill on a momentum? I really like inscription grill but I feel odd putting it on a momentum.
      bit like putting M or S badge on 335i or A4. ok maybe not that extreme.
      It's all about how you feel. if you feel odd about it - don't do it I like it and I would put it on our XC, but I feel strange to spend a few hundred bucks on mod that nobody will notice. Instead, I can buy an awesome fishing rod
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      Is the new R-Design grill also concave like the Inscription? I found some pics online that seem to be the 2020 R-Design but the grill does not look concave...
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