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Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid

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Plug-In To the Environment with Volvo XC90 T8

If green is your thing, then this car is just perfect for you. Of course, a dent in the pocket, but surely helps save the environment!

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Key Takeaways

  • Volvo XC90 is the first luxury plug-in hybrid SUV in the country
  • Available in both electric and petrol options
  • Loaded with features some of which are beyond imagination!

Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid

Innovation in the world has reached different statures, some wherein we can’t even envisage the magnitude of which it has touched. Volvo has taken things to the next level with their new SUV.

What are we talking about?

A luxury, top of the line, India’s very first plug in hybrid SUV has been launched by Volvo and it is called XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid and is based on the XC90 model and the hybrid is offered only in the top-end variant. The price tag attached to this vehicle is about INR 1.25 crores. It was presented for the first time at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show.

Oomph factor

The car is said to be the most luxurious Volvo SUV in the portfolio of the Swedish automaker in its 89-year-history and is also one of the most expensive to be introduced by the Swedish automaker. As said by Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India. “It is not only a segment-first but India's first plug-in hybrid SUV and we see a lot of interest from our more affluent customers, who prefer to experience 'responsible' luxury.” Talking about luxury, let’s look at the features - of course, there are countless exorbitant features present in this vehicle.

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Let’s Inside Out This Hybrid:

  • Electronically adjustable individual rear seats which can be reclined with the function of massage and ventilation
  • Extra legroom including a footrest
  • Added to this, ambient lighting, folding tables, illuminated storage, a retractable touchscreen, a cup holder which can be heated or chilled, a refrigerator with holders for bottles and glasses, handmade crystal glasses made by Orrefors, a leading Swedish company and to top it off, the gear shift also gets a touch of the Orrefors crystals.  

You Safety Is #1 – Safety Features + Additional Features

Entertainment - For music lovers, this car is perfect – it comes with a Bowers & Wilkins audio system and additional sound insulation via the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System tyres (PNCS). “Not only is this the cleanest SUV, it is also the safest with radar-based safety features. Besides, it is the most luxurious Volvo which we have ever built,” Bonsdorff said.

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This feature will aid in adaptive cruise control, collision warning with full auto-breaking for pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles or large animals, lane departure, park pilot assist and rear collision warning. Safety features don’t end there more features include safety cage, whiplash protection, side impact protection, seat-belt pre-tensioners and world-first run off-road protection system. All these features help the vehicle earn a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.

Let’s Fuel This Green Machine On

This newly launched variant comes with both electric and petrol engine options. A 2.0L supercharged petrol engine which produces 316BHP and the electric motor generates 401BHP and a torque of 640Nm.The plug-in allows you to choose from three driving modes – Pure, Hybrid and Power and a 0-100kmph is doable in about 5.6 seconds.The petrol engine high in both power and fuel efficiency also responsibly ensures lower emissions – and not to miss, all this in a luxury SUV.

“The XC90 T8 Excellence sets industry benchmarks for environment friendly efficiency and emissions...We see a lot of interest from our more affluent customers who prefer to experience responsible luxury,” these are the words of Volvo Auto India MD, Tom von Bonsdorff.

Specifications

Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid

Automaker

Volvo

Year of Launch

2016

Body Type

SUV

Engine Mill

1969cc

Engine Capacity

2.0-litre 407bhp 20V Twin Turbo & Super Charge Petrol Engine

Variants

Petrol/Plug-in

Pricing

INR 1.25crore

Transmission type

Automatic

Number of cylinders

4

Maximum power bhp@rpm

225bhp@4250rpm

Maximum torque Nm @ rpm

640Nm@1740rpm

Length

4950mm

Width

2140mm

Height

1776mm

Wheelbase

2984mm

Ground clearance

238mm

Boot space

300L

Tire type

Tubeless

Seating capacity

4

Fuel tank capacity

68L

Fuel type

Petrol/plug-in

Mileage (city)

13.2kmpl

Mileage (highway)

17.2kmpl

Top speed

230kmph

Acceleration 0-100kmph

5.6 seconds

Drive Train

AWD

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Features

Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid

Air conditioner

Yes

Heater

Yes

Power windows front

Yes

Power windows rear

Yes

Power steering

Yes

Airbags

Yes

ABS

Yes

Keyless entry

Yes

Central locking

Yes

Cruise control

Yes

USB & auxiliary input

Yes

Speakers (front)

Yes

Bluetooth connectivity

Yes

GPS navigation

Yes

Automatic headlamps

Yes

Steering mounted audio

Yes

Rear parking sensor

Yes

Rear parking camera

Yes

Adjustable Seat

Yes

Automatic Climate control

Yes

 

A Thought Which Would Have Crossed All Your Minds

Let’s address the apprehension-driving factor – the range and charging issue which is sure to stir anxiety amid clientele. Fear not! The SUV takes 2.5 hours to get fully charged. Not only is the vehicle able to cover a distance of approximately 40kmph on one full charge, but additionally, for the benefit of customers, two charging stations are provided by the company, free of cost, purely for the purpose of charging the car. The process of installation of the same is undertaken by the Company’s technical team at locations preferred by the customer. At this station you can charge your car for 2.5 hours.

A Green Game Changing Vehicle to Hit the Streets:

A vehicle which has already got over 50+ bookings in the country, this is one vehicle which is going to leave a lasting impression not just in our minds but on the environment too.

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