Volvo XC40 became a plug-in hybrid

Volvo XC40 became a plug-in hybrid

April 26, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Swedish company introduced a new modification of the crossover XC40, which received a 250-strong combined installation

Volvo introduced a new version of its smallest cross-over XC40, which received a hybrid power plant with the ability to recharge batteries from household electricity. The premiere of the car took place at the Beijing Motor Show.

The power plant, like the modular chassis of the CMA, was developed jointly by Volvo engineers and the Chinese company Geely. It included a 1.5-liter three-cylinder 180-horsepower gasoline turbo and an electric motor with a capacity of 75 horsepower. In total, the units produce 250 forces and 400 Nm of torque.

Hybrid has three modes of motion: Hybrid, Power and Pure. In the first case, the electronics optimizes the combined traction for the most economical ride, and in Power mode, the units, on the contrary, operate at full power. In the latter case, the crossover moves exclusively on electric traction.

It is assumed that similar power plant will receive models 01 and 02 of Lynk & Co brand, owned by Geely.