Volvo XC90 and XC60 will turn into Mild hybrids

Volvo XC90 and XC60 will turn into Mild hybrids

February 23, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Swedish brand has updated the line of “green” power plants

Volvo has upgraded plug-in hybrid powerplants T8 and T6 Twin Engine, and also announced a line of moderate hybrids. In a few months, the Swedish brand will introduce the MHEV-versions XC90 and XC60 with petrol and diesel engines.

The hybrid installation of the T8 Twin Engine, based on the two-liter “turbo-drive” Drive-E (420 hp and 670 Nm), received a new battery, a regenerative braking system, and brakes without physical connection between the pedal and the actuators. The range of the car with such a unit has increased by 15 percent, and it is available for all models of the 60th and 90th series. Installing the T6 Twin Engine (340 hp) has undergone identical modifications – it is intended for the station wagon and the 60 Series sedan.

The new line of moderately hybrid units will be denoted by the Latin letter “B”. The XC90 will be available in versions B5 (diesel and gasoline), as well as petrol B6, the younger XC60 – B5, B6 and diesel B4.

Volvo did not avoid the subcompact XC40. The crossover will receive at once two “green” installations. First, the plug-in hybrid T5 Twin Engine will be on the market, and a little later the T4 Twin Engine.