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2018 (68) Volvo XC90 2.0 T8 [390] Hybrid R DESIGN 5dr AWD Gtron

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument displayAdaptive cruise control with pilot assist
Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionDrive mode settings, adjustable steering wheel force + hill descent control
Forward collision warningHandsfree power boot opening and closing
Lane departure warning with driver alert controlOncoming Lane Mitigation
Power tailgateService interval indicator
Speed dependant power steering systemSpeed limiter
Touch screen centre multi info displayTrip computer
Voice control systemVolvo on call
Wireless internet connection 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Touring chassis 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAuto dimming door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour bumpers
Dark tinted rear windowsDay running lights
Dual integrated exhaust pipes with high gloss black surroundElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblindFront and rear electric windows
Headlamp levellingHigh beam assist
High gloss black lower front bumperHigh gloss black mesh grille
Home safe and approach lightingIlluminated side steps
LED HeadlightsMatt silver finish door mirrors
Puddle lightsRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe settingRoof antenna
Roof spoilerSilk metal grille surround
Silk metal window trimSilver roof rails
Visible VIN plate 

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket in centre console12V power point in luggage area
12V socket in rear tunnel console2 individual folding 3rd row seats
3 individual folding 2nd row seats4Zone electronic climate control
A-pillar parking ticket holderAir conditioning for 3rd row of seats
Ambient lighting in door panelsAuxiliary Fuel Burning Heater
B Pillar ventilationBright metal luggage threshold
Centre console storage boxCooled glovebox
Driver/passenger lumbar adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Electric front cushion extensionsElectric memory driver's seat + door mirror memory
Electrically adjustable passenger seat with memoryFront and rear centre armrests with cupholders
Front footwell illuminationFront headrests
Front/rear reading lightsGearshift paddles
Grocery bag holderHeated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIlluminated front and rear tread plates
Illuminated front cupholderIlluminated front/rear door pockets
Illuminated glovebox with lockIlluminated luggage compartment
Illuminated tailgateInstrument panel illumination control
Isofix rear child seat preparation in 2nd rowLoad cover
Multicolour theatre lightsOrrefors Crystal Gear Lever Knob
Outboard armrest with cupholder and storage for 3rd rowPassenger seat electric height adjuster
Perforated Leather Key Integrated RemotePerforated leather steering wheel
Pollen filterRear footwell illumination
Rear headrestsSports floor mats
Sports pedalsSteering wheel audio controls
Sun curtain - rear side doorsUnderfloor stowage compartment

Passive Safety

7 three point seatbeltsABS/EBD
City safety braking systemDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsEBA
Electronic parking brake with auto holdFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seat side impact airbagsHill start assist
Inflatable curtainPassenger airbag cut-off device
Pedestrian and Cyclist DetectionRoad sign information display
Run off Road ProtectionSeatbelt pre-tensioners
Seatbelt warningSIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
STC - Stability and traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWHIPS whiplash protection system - front

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorDeadlocking system
Keyless driveLocking wheel nuts
Private lockingRemote central locking - doors and fuel cap

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 kWh10.4Battery 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)59 

Engine and Drive Train

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

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power390Coin DescriptionT8 [390] Hybrid
Coin SeriesR DESIGNGeneration Mark2
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 Style5 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 Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid

Volvo's XC90 showcases cutting edge technology in Recharge T8 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 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 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 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

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 28.6 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 104.5mpg on the combined cycle and up to 61g/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 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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Styling
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Equipment
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Economy
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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£832.29
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£48,698
Credit amount£48,449
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£18,443
Total amount payable£57,810.63
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge11.12p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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