Volvo Reveals Refreshed XC90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV

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Volvo facelifted the XC90 and updates the T8 Twin Engine PHEV.

Volvo Vehicles introduced the following step in the direction of its electrification targets – the plug-in hybrid fashions will obtain an improve, whereas on the identical time delicate hybrid (non-plug-in) variations will likely be launched – beneath its new ‘B’ badge – with hope to turn out to be customary sooner or later with out typical ICE choices.

The Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain is to be supplied on all Volvos and the manufacturing capability for plug-in fashions has been upgraded by as much as 25%.

The upgraded T8 Twin Engine and T6 Twin Engine powertrains, a part of the Scalable Product Structure (SPA) for 60- and 90- collection automobiles, will provide:

  • a brand new battery and 15% extra all-electric vary
  • “brake-by-wire superior battery charging” (extra superior regenerative braking)

“There will likely be new and upgraded powertrains launched on Volvo’s bigger Scalable Product Structure (SPA)-based automobiles.

The upgraded T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid with as much as 420 horsepower includes a new battery and brake-by-wire superior battery charging. The vary of the T8 powertrain has elevated by round 15 per cent and this powertrain is obtainable on all 90 and 60 Collection automobiles.

An upgraded model of the smaller capability T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid can also be mixed with the brand new battery and brake-by wire-technology. This powertrain additionally presents an approximate 15 per cent vary improve and is obtainable on the V60 property and S60 sedan.”

The smaller Compact Modular Structure (CMA) for XC40 SUV additionally will get plug-in hybrid choices – T5 Twin Engine and T4 Twin Engine to observe later.

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

The New Volvo XC90 R-Design T8 Twin Engine in Thunder Gray

The Volvo XC90 is the primary mannequin, which additionally acquired minor updates to the outside, inside and extra gear. The manufacturing of the 2020 mannequin yr is to start in Might on the Torslanda plant in Sweden. Deliveries ought to begin in Q2 2019.

At the moment, the XC90 T8 is rated by EPA at 17 miles (27 km) of all-electric vary utilizing a 10.four kWh battery. The rise by 15% would translate to nearly 20 miles (32 km).

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Here’s a listing of modifications from Volvo (some new options comes from newer 90 and 60 collection fashions):

  • On the surface, the refreshed XC90 presents delicate upgrades to the unique award-winning exterior design, akin to new wheels, exterior colours and a contemporary new grille, amongst different particulars.
  • By way of energetic security know-how, the XC90 now presents drivers assist with steering on each the Metropolis Security and the Blind Spot Info System. Metropolis Security with Autobrake remains to be the one system in the marketplace to acknowledge pedestrians, cyclists and huge animals.
  • The Oncoming Lane Mitigation system first launched on the XC60 is now additionally obtainable on the XC90, whereas the Cross Site visitors Alert know-how now additionally presents autobrake.
  • Whereas the XC90 was the primary Volvo to supply Apple CarPlay integration, it’s now additionally appropriate with Android Auto.
  • The Sensus infotainment system has gone by way of a number of updates in recent times, all of which have been adopted into the XC90. The place obtainable, the Spotify music streaming service is built-in within the XC90.

Volvo plug-in hybrids:

  • XC90 T8 Twin Engine
  • S90 T8 Twin Engine
  • V90 T8 Twin Engine
  • XC60 T8 Twin Engine
  • S60 T8 Twin Engine + T6 Twin Engine + T8 Polestar Engineered *
  • V60 in two variations T8 Twin Engine & T6 Twin Engine
  • XC40 T5 Twin Engine + T4 Twin Engine
The refreshed Volvo XC90 R-Design T8 Twin Engine in Thunder Grey
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Volvo Vehicles takes main step in the direction of its electrified future with a variety of latest hybrid powertrains

Volvo Vehicles has immediately taken a major step in the direction of its electrification targets with the discharge of upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain choices, to be made obtainable throughout its complete mannequin vary going ahead.

The corporate has upgraded its current T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains, whereas on the identical time confirming that plug-in choices will now be obtainable on each mannequin it produces.

Furthermore, Volvo Vehicles will introduce a variety of delicate hybrids within the coming months, beginning with diesel and petrol variations on the XC90 and XC60 SUV fashions.

These delicate hybrids for the primary time provide clients Volvo’s superior kinetic vitality restoration braking system, which is coupled with its current inner combustion engines to create a brand new built-in electrified powertrain, beneath its new ‘B’ badge.

This new powertrain, electrified by way of brake-by-wire vitality restoration, presents drivers as much as 15 per cent gas financial savings and emission reductions in actual world driving.

The brand new brake-by-wire system interacts with the vitality restoration system and reduces gas consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic vitality beneath braking.

According to our technique and supported by extraordinarily robust demand, Volvo Vehicles has upgraded its manufacturing capability in order that as much as 25 per cent of complete manufacturing will be Twin Engine plug-in hybrid automobiles. As well as, it expects its new ‘B’ badged powertrains to regularly turn out to be the brand new customary, shifting it nearer to its aim that by the center of the following decade all of its automobiles will likely be electrified.

There will likely be new and upgraded powertrains launched on Volvo’s bigger Scalable Product Structure (SPA)-based automobiles.

The upgraded T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid with as much as 420 horsepower includes a new battery and brake-by-wire superior battery charging. The vary of the T8 powertrain has elevated by round 15 per cent and this powertrain is obtainable on all 90 and 60 Collection automobiles.

An upgraded model of the smaller capability T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid can also be mixed with the brand new battery and brake-by wire-technology. This powertrain additionally presents an approximate 15 per cent vary improve and is obtainable on the V60 property and S60 sedan.

The XC90 will likely be obtainable with a B5-badged delicate hybrid petrol or diesel variant, in addition to a B6-badged petrol delicate hybrid.

On the XC60, clients will be capable of select between a B5 delicate hybrid petrol or diesel variant, a B4 diesel delicate hybrid in addition to a B6 petrol delicate hybrid. The B5 petrol will likely be obtainable with entrance wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The corporate’s smaller Compact Modular Structure-based XC40 SUV may even obtain a brand new electrified choice, within the type of a T5 Twin Engine petrol-plug-in hybrid. A second, T4 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid choice will observe later.

New XC90:

Volvo Vehicles introduces refreshed Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo Vehicles has immediately unveiled a refreshed model of its best-selling XC90 massive SUV, the corporate’s top-of-the-line flagship, including a newly-developed fuel-saving engine choice that marks the following step within the firm’s formidable electrification technique.

The refreshed XC90 for the primary time presents clients Volvo’s superior kinetic vitality restoration braking system, which is coupled with its current inner combustion engines to create a brand new built-in electrified powertrain, beneath its new ‘B’ badge.

This new electrified powertrain presents drivers as much as 15 per cent gas financial savings and emission reductions in actual world driving.

The brand new brake-by-wire system interacts with the vitality restoration system and reduces gas consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic vitality beneath braking.

The introduction of the brand new XC90 ‘B’-badged automobiles represents a significant step for Volvo Vehicles in the direction of its electrification ambitions.

The brand new ‘B’-badged automobiles complement Volvo’s current T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electrified choice on the brand new XC90.

On the surface, the refreshed XC90 presents delicate upgrades to the unique award-winning exterior design, akin to new wheels, exterior colors and a contemporary new grill, amongst different particulars.

On the within, the superlative and award-winning inside design stays in place, however maybe essentially the most noticeable addition is the truth that it may be ordered with a variety of various seating configurations.

From the four-seat Excellence variant and the seven-seat household SUV to the model new six-seat configuration, the XC90 is obtainable with any variety of seats that most closely fits folks’s preferences and life. New inside supplies together with a wool mix provide additional choices for personalisation.

Based mostly on Volvo’s personal, in-house developed platform, powertrain and security know-how, the 2015 XC90 marked the beginning of Volvo Vehicles’ transformation. It launched the brand new face of the Volvo model characterised by the Thor’s Hammer headlights, whereas introducing its new Scalable Product Structure.

The world-first applied sciences and improvements that had been launched on Volvo’s different 90 and 60 Collection fashions between 2015 and 2019 have additionally discovered their approach into the XC90 over the intervening years.

In consequence, Volvo’s top-of-the-line SUV has turn out to be extra superior since its introduction, clocking up over 320,000 items offered worldwide – and counting.

By way of energetic security know-how, the XC90 now presents drivers assist with steering on each the Metropolis Security and the Blind Spot Info System. Metropolis Security with Autobrake remains to be the one system in the marketplace to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and huge animals.

The Oncoming Lane Mitigation system first launched on the XC60 is now additionally obtainable on XC90, whereas the Cross Site visitors Alert know-how now additionally presents autobrake.

All this, along with the protection cage that kinds the core of the passive security know-how, makes the XC90 one of many most secure automobiles on the street and underlines Volvo Vehicles’ unwavering dedication to growing the most secure automobiles potential.

Whereas the XC90 was the primary Volvo to supply Apple Carplay integration, it’s now additionally appropriate with Android Auto. The Sensus infotainment system has gone by way of a number of updates in recent times, all of which have been adopted into the XC90. The place obtainable, the Spotify music streaming service is built-in within the XC90.

The mannequin yr 2020 model of the XC90 will go in manufacturing in Might on the Torslanda plant in Sweden and is now obtainable to order in all Volvo markets across the globe.


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