Twin Engine technology makes the all-new XC90 the world’s most powerful SUV!

The first Volvo designed for plug-in/electrification compatibility, the XC90 T8, delivers all the performance of a luxury SUV but with emission levels that even small hybrid cars struggle to match.

By building the vehicle on Volvo's unique new modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and combining with it's successful Drive-E petrol powertrain, Volvo have created a uniquely roomy 7-seater SUV that delivers 407hp/640Nm combined with ultra-low emissions of 49g/km.

“The XC90 T8 is a plug-in electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car rolled into one,” comments Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group.

Pure Driving Pleasure

The XC90 T8 can go from 0 to 62mph in an astonishing 5.9 seconds, delivering all the driving pleasure customers have come to expect from a Volvo SUV but with five different driving modes that deliver a range of performance and efficiency-enhancing characteristics:

  • Hybrid: Most suitable for everyday use, the vehicle will automatically alternate between drawing power from the 2-litre, 4-cylinder Drive-E engine and the electric motor to deliver the best overall fuel consumption.
  • Pure electric: When fully charged, the car's electric battery has a range of up to 25 miles using just electricity, which comfortably covers the total distance most people drive in one day. And thanks to the regenerative braking system, this mode is super-efficient in the stop-and-go traffic of city environments. If more power is needed, the Drive-E combustion engine starts up automatically.
  • Power mode: Here, drivers get the combined performance of the combustion engine and the electric motor, which offers better torque at lower revs, equivalent to that of a large displacement engine like the V8.
T8 Twin engine
  • AWD: This mode offers constant all-wheel drive on demand. The advantage of being able to select AWD manually is that the driver can use it when needed, or choose to save energy for later, potentially saving on fuel and/or recharge costs.
  • Save: If the battery is charged, this mode allows the driver to “freeze” the battery level and save it for later use with Pure Electric drive. On the other hand, if the battery is low, the driver can use the combustion engine to charge the battery to a certain level for later use with Pure Electric drive.