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ALL NEW XC90 WILL BE THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL AND CLEANEST SUV

| 11/07/2014 | 0 Comments

The all-new Volvo XC90 will offer an unrivalled combination of power and clean operation when it is launched later this year. The all-wheel drive seven seater offers drivers up to 400 horsepower but with carbon dioxide emissions of around 60 g/km. There has never been an SUV offering this level of power this cleanly.

Volvo_XC90_Drive-E_1“There are no compromises when you drive an all-new XC90,” said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “In the past you could either have power or low CO2 emissions. But with the all-new XC90 you can have both.”

Volvo_XC90_Drive-E_5The new XC90 offers a range of Drive-E engine options, all of which provide an outstanding combination of performance and fuel-efficiency. The main distinguishing feature of the Drive-E engine range is that they are all four-cylinder engines. Drive-E engines will over time be introduced across Volvo’s entire range.

Volvo_XC90_Drive-E_6For the all-new XC90, the top of the range ‘Twin Engine’ will carry the badge ‘T8′ and be a plug-in electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car rolled into one. Normal driving is conducted in the default hybrid mode. This utilises a two-litre, four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E petrol engine that powers the front wheels and an 80 hp (60 kW) electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

Volvo_XC90_Drive-E_2But at the push of a button the driver can switch to quiet and emission-free city driving on pure electric power where the range will be around 25 miles, and then, when needed, immediately revert back to the combined capacity of the petrol engine and electric motor, with its combined output of around 400 hp and 640 Nm of torque.

Volvo_XC90_Drive-E_3The Volvo XC90 range also includes the D5 twin turbo diesel engine with 225 hp, 470 Nm, best in class fuel consumption of around 47 mpg (combined) and the D4 turbo diesel engine with 190 hp, 400 Nm and a fuel consumption of around 56 mpg (combined cycle).

Volvo_XC90_Drive-E_4Not only is there no compromise in terms of performance or efficiency, but Volvo Car’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) chassis technology also allows for far more flexibility inside the car. Other carmakers have struggled to combine the bulk of a battery pack with a luxurious and spacious interior, something that Volvo has managed to overcome. “Since our new SPA technology is designed from the start to accommodate electrification technologies, the Twin Engine installation does not compromise luggage or passenger space,” said Dr. Mertens.

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