Volvo has announced the launch of a new plug in hybrid, the Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine, the car maker now offers a plug in hybrid option across its whole model range.
The Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine and an electric motor which combined produce 262 horsepower.
The T5 Twin Engine marries Volvo’s efficient new 1.5-litre three-cylinder 180hp petrol engine with an 82hp electric motor in a hybrid system that delivers 262hp, making it the most powerful powertrain in the XC40 range. This power is balanced with strong environmental credentials: preliminary WLTP figures for CO2 emissions are from just 38g/km (where 19-inch wheels are specified), while combined cycle fuel consumption is expected to be up to 141.1mpg.
The compact, energy-dense lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 10.7kWh, enabling exhaust emissions-free electric-only driving of up to 28.6 miles (provisional data), according to driving conditions and battery charge levels.
You can find out more information about the new Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine over at Volvo at the link below. The car is now available to order in the UK for £40,905.
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