The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine delivers 49g/km CO2, 134.5mpg, up to 26 miles pure electric range, combined 407hp, 640 Nm, and 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds – all in a 7-seat luxury SUV.
The emissions are 10g/km CO2 lower than previously announced figures, thanks to ‘further tuning’ says Volvo.
The XC90 T8 Twin Engine has five different driving modes:
Hybrid: In the hybrid default mode the vehicle will automatically alternate between drawing power from the 2-litre, 4-cylinder Drive-E engine and the electric motor to deliver the best overall fuel consumption.
Pure electric: When the high-voltage battery is fully charged, it serves as the car’s sole energy source, powering the electric motor over the rear axle. The XC90 T8 has a range of up to 26 miles using just electricity. If more power is needed, the Drive-E combustion engine starts up automatically.
Power: This mode provides the combined performance of the combustion engine and the electric motor, offering better torque at lower revs, equivalent to that of a larger engine.
AWD: This mode offers constant all-wheel drive on demand.
Save: If the battery is charged, this mode allows the driver to ‘freeze’ the battery level and save it for later use with Pure Electric drive. Or if the battery is low, the driver can use the combustion engine to charge the battery for later all-electric use.
The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be available later this spring.