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2021 (21) Volvo XC90 2.0 T8 Recharge PHEV R DESIGN Pro 5dr AWD Auto

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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
Driver assistance (pilot assist and adaptive cruise control)Driver awareness - Blind spot information system with steer assist, cross traffic alert with autobrake and rear collision warning and mitigation
Front and rear park assistHandsfree power tailgate opening and closing
Oncoming Lane MitigationSensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
Service interval indicatorSmartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Speed limiterSpeed sensitive steering
Trip computerVoice activated control for key functions
Volvo on call 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

7m Charge Cable with 3 Pin Plug7m Type 2/mode 3 charge cable
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 batteryRecharging port located in nearside front wing

Entertainment

DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)Steering wheel audio controls
Steering 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 bumpersDark tinted windows for rear side windows and cargo area
Dual integrated exhaust pipes with high gloss black surroundElectric folding and heated door mirrors
Front and rear power windowsHeated washer nozzles
High gloss black Deco lower front bumperHigh gloss black door mirrors
High gloss black lower rear valanceHigh gloss black mesh front grille with surround
High gloss black window surroundHome safe and approach lighting
Integrated roof rails in high gloss blackPuddle lights
Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activationRear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Roof antennaRoof spoiler
Visible VIN plate 

Interior Features

12V socket front tunnel console, rear passenger compartment and cargo area4 Zone electronic climate control + cooled glovebox
A-pillar parking ticket holderAmbient door and instrument panel lighting
B Pillar ventilationBright metal luggage threshold
Cargo divider with grocery bag holderCentre console cupholders and storage
Charcoal headliningDriver's side lower dashboard storage compartment
Front and rear door pocket and front cupholder illuminationFront footwell and side step illumination
Front headrestsFront seat cushion extensions
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated luggage compartmentIlluminated tailgate
Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holderIllumination lockable glovebox compartment
Integrated sun curtains in rear doorsLoad protection net
Lower dashboard, tunnel console, Lower door panel in blondMulticolour theatre lighting
Outboard armrest with cupholder and storage for third row passengersPower driver seat with multi directional lumbar support and memory for seat and exterior mirrors
Power folding 2nd row headrestsPower passenger seat with multi directional lumbar support and memory
Rear footwell and side step illuminationRear headrests
Recharge aluminium tread platesSemi automatic load cover
Sports floor matsSports leather gear knob
Sports pedalsThree 2nd row individual folding passenger seats with fore/aft adjustment
Two 3rd row individual folding passenger seatsUnderfloor cargo storage

Packs

Lighting pack - XC90 Recharge 

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 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 sensorCare key with user defined top speed
Key integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windowsKeyless drive (includes keyless entry and keyless start) with remote tag
Locking wheel nutsPrivate locking for glovebox and tailgate

Trim

Metal mesh inlaysTailored Instrument Panel and Door Tops with Contrast Stitching

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 Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)300
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.3
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)180Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW3.7Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)162
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW7
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - TEH38WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - TEL43
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - TEH23.6WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - TEL26.7
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH18.6WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL16.8
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH3.4WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb47WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH44
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL49WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb30
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH27.3WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL30.4

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb68WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH76
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL61 

Engine and Drive Train

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

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH3.4WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL2.7
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH83.1WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL104.5

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power390Coin DescriptionT8 Recharge PHEV
Coin SeriesR DESIGN ProGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle 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 Speed112

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/35 R22
Tyre Size Rear275/35 R22Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type22" 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)262
Max. Loading Weight730Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2250No. 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 T8 Plug-in hybrid

Volvo's XC90 showcases cutting edge technology in T8 plug-in hybrid guise. Jonathan Crouch drives it 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 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 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 '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 145bhp 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, 455hp and 62mph from rest in just 5.1s - 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 42.3 miles (an EAER rating that's 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 some rival PHEV large SUVs, you can have third row seating in this XC90 T8 model. Out back, there's 262-litres of luggage space with all the seats in place, or 640-litres up to the windowline with the third row folded.

Market and Model

The on the road price of this T8 Plug-in hybrid model lists from around £72,000. That means you can expect to pay a premium of around £10,000 over the comparable B5 diesel version. The range starts with 'Core' trim, beyond which there's 'Plus'-spec, then a plusher 'Ultimate' variant. Standard equipment levels are comprehensive. All models get smart alloy wheels of at least 20-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 to an EAER-rated range of up to 42.3 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-amp 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 217.0mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 30g/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 8% 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 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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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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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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.

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47 monthly payments of£790.42
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£61,699.74
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Representative APR8.9%
Cash price£48,998
Credit amount£48,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.98p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£24,300
Term (months)48

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