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Brand New Volvo Xc90 2.0 D5 R DESIGN 5dr AWD Geartronic

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£2394 deposit + VAT
£399 per month+ VAT

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument displayBluetooth hands free telephone connection
Drive mode settings, adjustable steering wheel force + hill descent controlForward collision warning
Keyless driveLane departure warning with driver alert control
Service interval indicatorSpeed dependant power steering system
Speed limiterTouch screen centre multi info display
Trip computerVoice control system
Volvo on callWireless internet connection

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSteering wheel audio controls

Exterior Features

Active bending headlightsAdaptive brake lights
Auto dimming door mirrorsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpersCornering light
Dark tinted rear windowsDay running lights
Dual exhaust pipesElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsGround light in door mirrors
Headlamp cleaning systemHeadlamp levelling
High beam assistHigh gloss black mesh grille
Home safe and approach lightingIlluminated tailgate
LED front fog lightsLED headlights
Matt silver finish door mirrorsPower tailgate
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Silk metal grille surroundSilk metal window trim
Silver roof rails 

Interior Features

12V power point in luggage area12V socket in centre console
12V socket in rear tunnel console2 individual folding 3rd row seats
3 individual folding 2nd row seats40/20/40 split folding rear seat
B Pillar ventilationBlack headlining
Driver's lumbar supportDriver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Elec memory driver's seat + door mirror memoryElectric front cushion extensions
Electrically adjustable passenger seat with memoryFront and rear centre armrests with cupholders
Front footwell illuminationFront headrests
Front/rear reading lightsGearshift paddles
Grocery bag holderHeight adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated glovebox with lock
Illuminated luggage compartmentIsofix rear child seat preparation in 2nd row
Load coverOutboard armrest with cupholder and storage for 3rd row
Perforated leather gearknobPerforated leather steering wheel
Pollen filterSports floor mats
Sports pedals 

Packs

Illumination pack - XC90 

Safety

7 three point seatbeltsABS/EBD
City safety braking systemDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
EBAElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seat side impact airbags
Hill start assistPassenger airbag cut-off device
Pedestrian and Cyclist DetectionRoad sign information display
Run off Road ProtectionSTC - Stability and traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front 

Security

Anti theft alarmDeadlocking system
ImmobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote central locking - doors and fuel cap 

Technical

Diesel particulate filter
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)152Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1969Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)44.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power225
Coin DescriptionD5 AWDCoin SeriesR DESIGN
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0734EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72NCAP Safety Assist %100
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.8Engine Power - BHP225
Engine Power - KW165Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4250Engine Torque - LBS.FT347
Engine Torque - MKG47.9Engine Torque - NM470
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed137

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/45 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKEWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1776Length4950
Wheelbase2984Width2008
Width (including mirrors)2140 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)71Gross Vehicle Weight2750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1951Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)451
Max. Loading Weight741Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2009No. of Seats7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo's XC90 showcases cutting edge technology in T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid guise. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Volvo must adapt to survive as an independent car maker. Proof of that is delivered by this model, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, a family-sized luxury seven-seat SUV for a very different world.

Background

The second generation XC90 was a car that fans of the brand anticipated impatiently but what we have here seems to have been worth the wait. Absolutely everything about this car is fundamentally new and has been engineered to set fresh class standards. Nowhere is this more evident than with the T8 Twin Engine petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid model we're going to look at here. Here, you get the potential of supermini-style running costs. On top of that, there's the sort of proper full-sized seven-seat versatility that few rivals can credibly offer and the kind of cool, authentic Scandinavian charm we haven't really seen from a new Volvo in a very long time. It all sounds promising doesn't it? Time to put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

The 'T8 Twin Engine' badging applied to this car denotes its petrol/electric powertrain and plug-in hybrid usability. In fact there are three engines if you're going to be pedantic about it and count the 25bhp starter motor/generator that pitches in from time to time to smooth any gaps in torque delivery between the two main power sources. One of these is the 320bhp turbocharged/supercharged petrol unit borrowed from the conventional T6 model that drives the front wheels. In an XC90 T8 though, it's assisted by a separate engine at the back, an 87bhp electric motor powered by a battery pack neatly packaged away in the transmission tunnel. It's all enough to deliver a set of stats that it's rather hard to get your head around. So, 407bhp and 62mph from rest in just 5.6s - the kind of storming performance you'd get in this segment from, say, a Porsche Cayenne S - matched with real world fuel and CO2 readings that could potentially equal those of a frugal supermini. That's assuming you select the most performance-orientated of the five driving settings that T8 owners are offered - the 'Power' mode that sees both petrol and electric units permanently working together. Alternatively, there are four other drive choices: a 'Hybrid' setting that sees the two engines cutting in and out as necessary: an 'AWD' mode that gives you permanent 4x4 traction off road: plus a 'Pure electric' setting that only uses the battery power and can take you up to 26 miles (more than most people's daily commuting distance) on a single charge. There's even a 'Save' option so that on a longer trip, you can hold that charge until you get to the city driving you might have to do at the end of the journey.

Design and Build

The look of this second generation XC90, according to its exterior design manager Anders Gunnarson, needed to be 'timeless'. If, like its predecessor, its model life must stretch across the decades, then you can certainly see why. Hence the considerable depth of thought that's clearly gone into a sense of style reflective of brand values both old and new. This car's a little longer than the previous version - and a little wider too - but that's been carefully disguised as part of a design brief to make the shape look as compact as possible. So many large luxury SUVs appear bulky and intimidating: this isn't one of them. Up-front, the cabin is simple, elegant, very uncluttered and dominated by a huge infotainment colour touchscreen that's presented portrait-style on the centre console. We like the technical niceties too: the CleanZone interior air quality system for example. This automatically switches to recirculation mode if outside conditions change - say in a polluted city centre or when you enter a smoky tunnel. Middle row passengers get individual seats that slide and recline for greater comfort on longer journeys. And even third row folk get decent standards of space. Unlike a rival Audi Q7 e-tron, you can have third row seating in this XC90 T8 model. Out back, there's 397-litres of luggage space with all the seats in place, or 775-litres up to the windowline with the third row folded.

Market and Model

The on the road price of this T8 Twin Engine model lists from around £60,000. That means you can expect to pay a premium of around £10,000 over the comparable D5 diesel version, once the government's generous £5,000 Plug-in purchase grant is taken into account. If you are tempted by the technology of an XC90 T8, it's also worth mentioning that the only other directly comparable seven-seat luxury SUV plug-in hybrid model in this class, Audi's Q7 e-tron, costs significantly more. Standard equipment levels are comprehensive. Even with entry-level 'Momentum' trim, you get smart alloy wheels of at least 19-inches in size, plus LED headlights that at night can bend with the road and dip themselves automatically. You also get roof rails, rear parking sensors, auto headlamps and wipers and a power-operated tailgate. Inside, there's full leather trim and a powered driver's seat, 2-Zone Electronic Climate Control and a clever 'Sensus Connect' infotainment system you activate via a large 9-inch centre console touchscreen. From here (or via voice control), you can access a 10-speaker 330-watt High Performance Sound system with DAB digital radio. Plus there's a 'Sensus Navigation' system with Traffic Information and European mapping, plus, as you'd expect, Bluetooth 'phone compatibility and USB and aux-in ports.

Cost of Ownership

What if you could take the conventional XC90 T6 petrol model's very efficient turbocharged and supercharged 320bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine - then mate it to plug-in hybrid technology that included an 82bhp electric motor driving the rear wheels? You'd have the world's most powerful and cleanest SUV. More specifically, you'd have the most desirable variant in the XC90 range, this T8 Twin Engine variant. As with any plug-in hybrid, this car offers the option of charging from mains power. Owners will be able to buy a wallbox from Volvo that will charge their cars on 16-amp power in about two and a half hours. However you charge your T8, once it's powered-up, you can expect up to 26 miles of electric-only progress, providing you drive sensibly - more than the total distance most people drive in a day. Theoretically then, you could use an XC90 T8 every day without ever visiting a fuel station unless you needed to undertake a longer trip. A rival Audi Q7 e-tron claims to be able to do the same thing, but this Volvo counters with slightly faster acceleration, allowing its driver to use all its 400 braked horses via a special 'power' setting. In everyday use though, most T8 owners will be driving in 'Hybrid' mode, a setting in which the vehicle will automatically alternate between petrol and electric power - and the basis for a faintly incredible-sounding set of running cost figures: 134.5mpg on the combined cycle and 49g/km of CO2. These are figures that'll reward a bit of thought if you're just about to blindly sign on the dotted line for a conventional diesel model.

Summary

Volvo, like its rival Land Rover, seems to be flourishing under foreign ownership and this T8 Twin Engine Plug-in hybrid XC90 model is a good example of why. You might have expected Chinese company control to stifle the company's Scandinavian character. Instead, what we've been given here is a return to Swedish charisma and an emphasis on all the things that the Gothenburg brand does best - cool restrained style, real-world practicality and class-leading safety. Of course, this Volvo's not perfect. There are still sharper-handling choices and more capable off roaders in this sector. In balancing these virtues though, this XC90 sets its own class standard and in doing so, establishes a family benchmark amongst luxury SUVs that rivals will struggle to match. Add in the astonishingly low running costs that come with Plug-in hybrid technology and it's a difficult formula to resist if you're shopping in this segment. Company founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson would have liked this car. More importantly though, if you're shopping in this segment, we think you will too.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£399
Deposit£2394
Term (months)36
Contract mileage27000
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