Volvo becomes the first car manufacturer to offer plug-in hybrid versions across its entire model range. With this multi-award-winning XC40 SUV Volvo reaching an important milestone in its industry.
The T5 Twin Engine combined with Volvo’s efficient new 1.5-litre three-cylinder 180hp petrol engine with an 82hp electric motor in a hybrid system that delivers 262hp, making it the most powerful powertrain in the XC40 range. The T5 Twin Engine is not only the first hybrid powertrain in the XC40, it is also the first to be engineered for use in Volvo’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform.
The powertrain’s efficiency and performance are supported by a new seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission, featured for the first time in a new-generation Volvo model.
- Volvo is going green in style; this new model hybrid comes with a standard recharging outlet on the nearside front wing, with an estimated engine capacity of 1,477cc.
- Front-wheel-drive hybrid system uses 180hp three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine with 82hp electric motor to achieve combined output of 262hp – highest figure in the XC40 line-up
- Preliminary WLTP data indicates CO2 emissions from just 38g/km and combined fuel economy of up to 141.1mpg, yet smooth performance with 0-62mph in only 7.3 seconds
- Lithium-ion battery with 10.7kWh capacity provides all-electric driving range of up to 28.6 miles
- New seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission as standard
- First deployment of a hybrid powertrain in Volvo’s CMA compact vehicle platform
- New powertrain offered in R-Design, R-Design Pro, Inscription and Inscription Pro trim levels
First deliveries to UK customers from February 2020.
* All technical data is preliminary