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2019 (69) Volvo XC90 2.0 T8 [390] Hybrid Inscription Pro 5dr AWD Gtron

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display9" centre console portrait touch screen
Adjustable steering wheel forceBluetooth hands free telephone connection
Drive mode settingsDriver alert control with lane keeping aid
Front and rear park assistHandsfree 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

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

8 speed automatic transmission with start/stop + manual change functionsActive four C chassis - four corner adaptive dampers with electronic air suspension
All wheel drive systemElectric rear axle drive
Lithium-ion batteryTouring chassis

Entertainment

DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)Steering wheel remote infotainment controls

Exterior Features

Active bending headlights with adaptive shadow technologyAdaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrorsAutomatic headlight levelling system
Automatic LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lightsBody colour bumpers
Chrome door handles deco strip and window surroundChrome lower side moulding trim with Inscription logo
Colour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrorsDual integrated exhaust pipes
Front and rear power windowsFull width chrome detailing strip rear bumper
Home safe and approach lightingIntegrated 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 backrest massageFront seat cushion extension and power adjustable front seats side support
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated front and rear tread platesIlluminated 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 Key Integrated RemoteOrrefors Crystal Gear Lever Knob
Outboard armrest with cupholder and storage for third row passengersPassenger seat electric height adjuster
Perforated and ventilated nappa soft leather upholsteryPollen filter
Power driver seat with multi directional lumbar support and memory for seat and exterior mirrorsRear footwell and side step illumination
Rear headrestsSemi automatic load cover
Steering wheel audio controlsThree 2nd row individual folding passenger seats with fore/aft adjustment
Two 3rd row individual folding passenger seatsUnderfloor cargo storage

Passive 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
First aid kitFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seat side impact airbagsFront seats SIPS airbags
Hill descent controlHill start assist
IC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full LengthPassenger airbag cut-off switch
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 triangleWHIPS 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 

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 kWh11.6Battery 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
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max3.5WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min3.1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)55 

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 Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max3.5WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min2.5
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max80.7WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min113

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power390Coin DescriptionT8 [390] Hybrid
Coin SeriesInscription ProGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745EManufacturers 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 Front275/40 R21
Tyre Size Rear275/40 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style8 MULTI SPOKEWheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1776Length4953
Wheelbase2984Width2008
Width (including mirrors)2140 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2980
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1816Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)316
Max. Loading Weight721Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2259No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
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 Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid

Volvo's XC90 showcases cutting edge technology in Recharge T8 plug-in hybrid guise. Jonathan Crouch drives 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 Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid. 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 Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric 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 'Recharge T8' 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 303hp turbocharged/supercharged petrol unit borrowed from the old 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, 386hp 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 30.4 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 TFSIe, 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 Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid model lists from around £66,000. That means you can expect to pay a premium of around £9,000 over the comparable B5 diesel version. The range starts with 'Inscription Expression' trim, after which there are two main spec 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

As part of the changes made to this updated MK2 XC90 line-up, Volvo introduced a higher-capacity battery to this T8 variant, which enhanced its all-electric driving range by around 15%, so it's up from 22 to 30.4 miles - a useful increase. Theoretically then, you could use an XC90 T8 every day without ever visiting a fuel station unless you needed to undertake a longer trip. That's assuming of course that you keep the lithium-ion battery fully charged. That'll take a little longer than before thanks to the bigger battery. Owners can buy a wallbox from Volvo that will charge their cars on 16-amp power in about three hours. If you're out and about and find a 10-amp pubic charging point, the needed time will be slightly lengthier - around four hours - while connecting up to a normal domestic three-pin 6-am supply will take eight hours. Ultimately, to justify this T8 model's price premium over the conventionally-engined variants in the range, you really have to try and plug it in at every opportunity, otherwise you'll simply find yourself running a heavy petrol-powered SUV. And one that will need more frequent refuelling than more conventional XC90 derivatives because its fuel tank size falls from 71 to 50-litres due to the need to make space for the hybrid powertrain and the battery. If on the move, you want to prioritise all-electric progress, you can select a 'Pure' driving mode that prioritises electric-only operation and would be useful in an urban environment. In everyday use though, most T8 owners will be driving in the 'Hybrid' mode that the car's powertrain automatically defaults to, 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-rated running cost figures: up to 104.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 61g/km of CO2. A 'Driver Performance' option on the centre-dash screen graphically shows how frugally you've been driving your XC90 and on this T8 model, also includes an interactive graphic showing what's currently being powered by what. While we can't imagine any XC90 T8 owner ever actually achieving the brand's officially-quoted returns, the important thing is that the government believes them, so business users will be able to write down as much as 100% of the cost of this car against their tax liability. And a 40% tax payer could be driving an XC90 T8 while incurring a 16% BIK tax bill that would be way less than half of what they would pay for a conventional diesel-powered large luxury SUV in this class. If you're a business buyer browsing in this segment, 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 Recharge T8 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.

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Depreciation
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Insurance
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This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£998.55
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£58,998
Credit amount£58,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£22,939
Total amount payable£70,120.85
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge13.15p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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