Published on May 5th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair


Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Is Both Powerful and Clean

The XC90 T8 Twin Engine has exceeded all expectations when it comes to the no compromise equation of power and low fuel consumption, coupled with world class low emissions – and all in a 7-seat luxury SUV.


The improvement over the earlier announced figures were achieved thanks to the continuous innovation cycle at the Swedish company. The result of further tuning is a drop of 10 g/km from the initial prognosis, bringing fuel consumption down to 2.1 l/100 km while also adding horsepower. This makes the XC90 T8 Twin Engine the clear leader in its segment, with an exceptional combination of low fuel consumption, emissions and pure power.


No other SUV in this class can deliver 43 km of pure electric range, 0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and provide combined power of 407 hp – all in a 7 seat configuration.

According to Senior Vice President of Volvo Car Group’s Research & Development division, the XC90 T8 was possible due to Volvo’s Scalable Platform Architecture, which makes use of their new Drive-E engines.


The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be available in Volvo showrooms later this year, but has no official Malaysian release date announced yet. It will compete with Audi’s Q7 e-tron Quattro SUV.

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