Volvo has confirmed that a T4 Twin engine plug-in Hybrid version of the XC40 will join the T5, with more electrification across the Volvo range.
We don’t have any real detail yet of exactly how Volvo are delivering the KERS boost for the XC90, but we do know there will be an XC90 B5 petrol, an XC90 B5 diesel and an XC90 B6 petrol on offer. We also know the mild hybrid options will also be available in the XC60, including an XC60 B4 diesel.
What will also be on offer is an upgraded take on the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, which gets a new battery and brake-by-wire battery charging, promising an increase of around 15 per cent in range.
Also announced is news on Twin Engine plug-in variants of the Volvo XC40.
We’ve been expecting an XC40 T5 Twin engine variant to arrive ever since Volvo, without fanfare, showed it at the Beijing Motor Show last year but, until now, we’ve had no further news.
But Volvo has now confirmed the XC40 T5 Twin Engine will shortly be available, and that it will be followed by a T4 Twin Engine option too.
So now we know what the immediate plans are for Volvo hybrids and plug-ins, although we’re still waiting for any real detail.