The hybrid system of the brand new Volvo XC90 T8 has been recently detailed by the car manufacturer.
Just a few hours after the order books have been opened for the new generation of the XC90, Volvo has released a couple of videos which are detailing the hybrid system of the new T8. This is made out of the 2.0 liter four-cylinder Drive-E petrol turbocharged and supercharged engine, rated at 318 HP (234 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The internal combustion unit is backed up by an 80 HP (64 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque.
The total output stands at 400 HP (294 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque, sent to the wheels through an optimized 8-speed automatic transmission. This version of the XC90 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.9 seconds. The electric energy is provided by a high voltage battery and the hybrid powertrain has a two circuit cooling system. Five driving modes are available on the model, controlled by the touch screen or by the scroll wheel on the center console. The CO2 emissions for the “green” SUV stop at 59 g/km.