The XC90 has consistently been praised for its build quality, family oriented design, great safety and marvellous convenient features. The 2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid has received major updates on almost every department particularly gaining a new rebuilt, brand new styling, futuristic interior as well as the company’s new safety features and a host of other new engines.
The company’s vice president of drivetrain engineering made it crystal clear that the future generation’s engines will have smaller and intelligent engines which will upgrade the V8 transmission engine into a full blown dinosaurs. This statement is in practical sense a reality since Volvo has embarked on a replacement of the 4.4L V8 as well as the 3.2L inline 6 with a new range of diesel and gasoline 4 cylinder engines. The SUV has for the first time received a hybrid powertrain that has the ability to churn out 400HP.
2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid Exterior
As far as styling goes for the 2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid it is identical to its diesel and gasoline predecessors. The SUV is almost similar to the conventional XC90 and the only difference is the additional T8 badge on its tail gate and the fuel cap on the front fender. The XC90 t8 has a newly redesigned front fascia incorporating thinner headlamps and a modern grill fitted with ‘Thor’s Hammer’ on the LED lights during daytime running.
The sporty character is further boosted by the hood’s muscular lines. The car has received a major modern design at its back and is no longer bulky. The taillights, bumper and tailgate have a modern design. This second generation XC90 is marvellously gorgeous and will impress every SUV lover.
2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid Interior
The interior of the 2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid remains mostly the same with soft Nappa leather which features throughout the cabin interior. This is complimented by a crystal gear level and wood trim. The Volvo is also incredibly roomy thanks to its construction architecture. The Hybrid battery has no much impact on the space of the cabin and allows an additional third row of seats. Additionally the battery’s placement allows the XC90 safer and easier to handle due to the low and more balanced centre of gravity.
The 2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid has received more than five powertrains but in perspective the t8 combo is the most interesting of them all.it has a two litre supercharged and turbocharged 4 cylinder gasoline engine as well as 80HP (60kW) rear axle connected electric motor. The combined Hybrid output chance out 400HP and 472 lb-ft of torque while the power is distributed to the wheels through 8 speed automatic transmission.
Coming with a Twin Engine technology with is Volvo’s latest advancement is the conventional gasoline unit and uses a supercharger in filling the bottom and the power range as well as utilising a turbocharger for additional power in the rev range. This technology makes it possible for it to become the most fuel efficient Hybrid. The XC90 hybrid has the ability to travel for 25 miles on electric power alone. There are five different modes for driving the XC90.
2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid 0-100 km/h
The 2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid requires only 5.9 seconds to make it to 62 miles per hour. This is downright marvellous and not a marketing scheme.
Price and Release Date
Production of the 2016 Volvo XC90 t8 hybrid is to commence somewhere around January 2015 and sales later in the year. The prices will start at $48,000 which is not high considering the features it comes with.