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Brand New 69 Plate Volvo XC90 2.0 T8 [390] Hybrid Inscription 5dr AWD Gtron

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display9" centre console portrait touch screen
Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionDrive mode settings, adjustable steering wheel force + hill descent control
Driver alert control with lane keeping aidHandsfree power tailgate opening and closing
Intellisafe assist - Adaptive cruise control with pilot assistOncoming Lane Mitigation
Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic informationService interval indicator
Speed limiterSpeed sensitive steering
Trip computerVoice activated control for key functions
Volvo on callWireless internet connection

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSteering wheel remote infotainment controls

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lightsAuto dimming interior + exterior mirrors
Automatic headlight levelling systemAutomatic LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
Body colour bumpersChrome door handles deco strip and window surround
Chrome lower side moulding trim with Inscription logoColour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrors
Dual integrated exhaust pipesFront and rear power windows
Full width chrome detailing strip rear bumperHome safe and approach lighting
Illuminated front and rear tread platesIntegrated roof rails in silver
Matt Silver front grillePuddle lights
Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activationRear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Recharging port located in nearside front wingRoof antenna
Roof spoilerVisible VIN plate

Interior Features

12V socket in front + rear tunnel console, rear passenger compartment and cargo area2nd Row centre armrest with storage and cupholders
3 spoke leather steering wheel and illuminated gear knob with chrome trim4 Zone electronic climate control + cooled glovebox
A-pillar parking ticket holderAir conditioning for 3rd row of seats
Ambient door and instrument panel lightingAuxiliary fuel fired heater with pre conditioning functions
B Pillar ventilationBright metal luggage threshold
Cargo divider with grocery bag holderCentre console cupholders and storage
Charge cable bagDriver's side lower dashboard storage compartment
Front and rear door pocket and front cupholder illuminationFront and rear reading lights, multi-colour theatre lighting and centre armrest storage illumination
Front footwell and side step illuminationFront headrests
Front seat cushion extensionsHeated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated luggage compartment
Illuminated tailgateIlluminated vanity mirrors + ticket holder
Illumination lockable glovebox compartmentIsofix outer rear child seat preparation in 2nd row
Load protection netLuxury floor mats
Nappa Leather coloured key Integrated RemoteNappa soft leather upholstery
Outboard armrest with cupholder and storage for third row passengersPassenger seat electric height adjuster
Pollen filterPower driver seat with multi directional lumbar support and memory for seat and exterior mirrors
Rear footwell and side step illuminationRear headrests
Semi automatic load coverSteering wheel audio controls
Three 2nd row individual folding passenger seats with fore/aft adjustmentTwo 3rd row individual folding passenger seats
Underfloor cargo storage 

Safety

7 three point seatbeltsCity safety includes pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection and front collision warning with full auto brake
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seat side impact airbags
Front seats SIPS airbagsHill start assist
IC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full LengthPassenger airbag cut-off device
Power parking brake with auto hold functionRoad sign information display
Run off Road MitigationRun off Road Protection
Seatbelt reminder and pretensioners for all seatsSIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
Slippery road and hazard light alertStability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction Control
Tyre pressure monitoring systemVehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist
Warning triangle and first aid kitWHIPS whiplash protection system - front

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorKey integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
Keyless drive (includes keyless entry and keyless start) with remote tagLocking wheel nuts
Private locking for glovebox and tailgate 

Technical

8 speed automatic transmission with start/stop + manual change functionsElectric rear axle drive
Lithium-ion batteryTouring chassis

Trim

Tailored instrument panel and door tops 

Wheels

Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh11.8Battery Charge Slow kW3.7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)150
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km18.5NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles28
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)50Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1969Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)113EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max3.8WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min3.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max74.3WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min83.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power390
Coin DescriptionT8 [390] HybridCoin SeriesInscription
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0744EManufacturers 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)5.8Engine Power - BHP390
Engine Power - KW287Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM2200Top Speed140

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/45 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style10 SPOKEWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1776Length4950
Wheelbase2984Width2008
Width (including mirrors)2140 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight3010
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1816Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)316
Max. Loading Weight736Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2274No. 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 in improved form.

Ten Second Review

Volvo must adapt to survive as an independent car maker. Proof of that has been delivered by this model, now usefully improved, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. It's 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 and what we got when it arrived was worth the wait. Absolutely everything about this MK2 model was fundamentally new and engineered to set fresh class standards. Nowhere is this more evident than with the T8 Twin Engine petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid variant 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 5.8s - 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. So many large luxury SUVs appear bulky and intimidating: this isn't one of them. On the outside, this refreshed XC90 offers subtle upgrades to the original award-winning exterior design, such as new wheels, exterior colours and a revised front grille, among other details. Otherwise, things are much as before, with a sculpted bonnet flowing into LED front headlights with a distinctive so-called 'Hammer of Thor' design. 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 £67,000. That means you can expect to pay a premium of around £8,000 over the comparable D5 diesel version. There are two main trim levels, 'R-Design' and 'Inscription', with iterim 'Pro' variants of each also available. Standard equipment levels are comprehensive. All models 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. XC90 safety gear includes a run off-road protection package which tightens seatbelts and activates energy-absorbing technology in the seats when the car detects challenging terrain ahead. Another system is the auto-braking feature, which cuts in if a driver pulls out in front of oncoming traffic. Both safety systems aim to bring Volvo closer to its vision of nobody being seriously injured or killed in any of its vehicles by this century's third decade.

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. This Volvo has quick acceleration too, 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 WLTP running cost figures: up to 113mpg on the combined cycle and up to 52g/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 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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Space
70%
Styling
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Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£538
Initial Rental£3230
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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