Car News 24 Feb 2016

Volvo XC90 Hybrid Is Faster and More Efficient Than Expected.

Volvo XC90 Hybrid Is Faster and More Efficient Than Expected.  

Volvo has confirmed that its new Volvo XC90 hybrid will emit just 49g/km of carbon dioxide, and achieve fuel consumption of 135mpg.

The new twin-engine plug-in hybrid XC90 will be combining petrol and electric power and will be able to go 26 miles on electric power only. 

Thanks to its 316bhp 2.0-litre petrol turbo and its 86bhp electric motor working together, the XC 90 hybrid will manage 0-62mph in just 5.6 seconds, making it faster than the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid.

The company’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development, Dr Peter Mertens, said  that Volvo has been working hard “… to earn their competitive edge and to give our customers the ultimate combination of performance and low fuel consumption” and their  twin engine technology “…has enabled us to build on our heritage of efficient powertrain development in a completely new way.”

The XC90 Hybrid is the world’s sole seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV and will go on sale later this spring, with prices starting at £59,955. 

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