Volvo talked about the hybrid version of the XC40 crossover

Volvo talked about the hybrid version of the XC40 crossover

April 1, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Swedish novelty will be presented this year. The total power of the hybrid unit will be 262 hp On electricity, the car can cover a distance of 54 km.

This was a little over a year ago when Volvo announced plans to electrify its model line – by the middle of the next decade, all-electric models should make up 50% of the total automaker sales. It seems that the XC40 compact crossover will be the first of this plan – Volvo representatives say that the hybrid version of the small crossover will be presented before the end of the year.

Without going into details about the zero-emission XC40, Volvo announced plans to launch its first electric car by 2020, when a competing model from the American Tesla will enter the market. Both new products will have much in common, as they will be built on one compact modular architecture (CMA), which also served as the basis for the models of the Chinese-Swedish brand Lynk & Co 01, 02 and 03.

The hybrid version of the Volvo XC40 crossover will receive a modification of the T5 engine, combining a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor, a 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 7-speed automatic.

The 3-cylinder internal combustion engine is designed for 180 horsepower and works together with an electric motor developing an additional 82 hp, the total power will be equal to 262 hp With a significant torque of 425 Nm, the hybrid XC40 accelerates to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds and achieves a top speed of 205 km / h. Working solely on electricity, the crossover can cover 54 kilometers.