Further tuning from Volvo has resulted in a 10g/km drop in CO2 on its XC90 'twin engine' plug-in hybrid, now down to 49g/km.
When announced, the model had expected emissions of 59g/km.
“We have been working hard to earn our competitive edge and to give our customers the ultimate combination of performance and low fuel consumption. Our Twin Engine technology has enabled us to build on our heritage of efficient powertrain development in a completely new way. Thanks to our new scalable product architecture, and our world class four-cylinder engines, we have a clear and leading position,” said Dr Peter Mertens, senior vice president research and evelopment at Volvo Car Group.
The vehicle delivers 26 miles of pure electric range, 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds and combined power of 407hp.
The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be available later this spring in Volvo showrooms.
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