The new Volvo XC90 inaugurates a petrol plug-in hybrid tech named T8 "Twin Engine" here is that sets the tone!
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder with turbo and compressor - optimizing respectively power at the top and torque at low rpms - is combined with a 60kW electric motor to deliver a combined output of 400hp and torque of 640nm with emissions of just 60g per km.
The electric motor drives the rear axle and allows to run in electric only over a distance of 40kilometers.
As a reminder, this is not the first time that Volvo offers a rechargeable hybrid drivetrain but for now the V60 Plug-in hybrid was a diesel and only available in limited edition... This plug-in XC90 announces new ambitions with series production and probably a wider range of PHEVs to come from Volvo.
Powerful and frugal, the T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain allows to present today the most powerful and yet frugal XC90 ever built!
Also note that this 2015 Volvo XC90 will feature the Apple CarPlay infotainment technology.