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Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 - What to expect?

Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 - What to expect?
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Monday 12 September 2016, 15:13 PM

Post much wait, Volvo will be introducing the XC90 Excellence T8 plug-in hybrid SUV in India on September 14. A few years ago Porsche had introduced the Cayenne Hybrid in India which eventually had to be pulled out in 2014 owing to its poor sales. Post launch, this new model by Volvo will be the only plug-in hybrid model to be sold in the country.

The Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 will be powered by an electric and a petrol engine. The 2.0-litre direct injection supercharged petrol engine generates 311bhp of power, while combined it generates 399bhp of power and 640Nm of torque. In electric mode, the company claims that the vehicle can cover a distance of about 30kms. The wall unit helps recharging batteries on the go in just about 2.5-hours. While on a regular 110V and 240V power outlet, it takes about 12 hours and 6 hours respectively.

Talking about looks, the upcoming plug-in hybrid SUV gets bold aesthetics and a large grille on the front. The LED headlamp unit on the bumper flows on smoothly to the sides. The rear also gets smartly designed LED tail lamps. Inside, the vehicle comes with a four-seat arrangement with premium upholstery. All the seats are offered with electric adjustment, recline function, massaging and ventilation. Rear seat occupants have access to a refrigerator and also control its temperature. The dashboard will sport a larger infotainment screen which is expected to give real time updates.

The upcoming Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 is not expected to benefit from the Government’s FAME scheme for hybrids as the vehicle will be introduced in the country as a CBU (Completely Built Unit). This will mean that the upcoming hybrid SUV from Volvo will be priced well over Rs 1 crore in India. More details about the vehicle will be known post its launch in the country.

 

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