2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Test Drive – Video

White Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine charging

AUG 13 2016 BY MARK KANE 4

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine sales in U.S. - May 2016

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine sales in U.S. – May 2016

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV has been available on the U.S. market for just over half a year (and a bit longer for Europe).

After peak deliveries of 226 in January for the US, sales are now approaching the 4% mark of total XC90 sales (full monthly sales of all US models can be found here), but it’s too early to state at what level they will ultimately stabilize at – as inventories, even at this stage of the game, are still very tight.

We suspect it will settle at least a little higher, as the plug-in version can account for 15% or more of the model’s sales in Europe, where the XC90 T8 routinely sells around 1,000 copies per month, with just over 5,000 sold through June 2016.  In 2015, just over 11,700 were sold.

Below is an interesting review from Autoblog’s Senior Editor Greg Migliore who appreciated the Swedish design, luxury and technology of the XC90.

The XC90 T8 plug-in starts in the US at $68,100, but also qualifies for a $4,585 federal incentive.

Quick specs for the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine:

  • 9.2 kWh battery and up to 14 miles of EPA all-electric range
  • AWD with peak 60 kW electric motor (rear) and 318 hp gasoline engine (front)
  • 5.9 seconds 0-60 mph (nearly 100 km/h)
  • 7 seats

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4 Comments on "2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Test Drive – Video"

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I wish PHEV reviews would include the perfomance of the vehicle in electric only mode. 0-30, 0-60, 30-50 passing and 50-70 passing performance, as well as tested MPGe in both city and highway conditions.

Not designed to be run on the electric motor exclusively like the EREV Chevrolet Volt so all those PHEV numbers on electric only mode would be dreadful … absolutely laughably dreadful.

I think Car & Driver reviews do this. They recently tested A3 e-tron at the track. 0-60 in hybrid mode fully charged is 6.5 seconds. In pure EV mode it’s 11.2 seconds.

I think the Volvo XC90 peaked when more details came out about the Tesla Model X (i.e. 2nd-row non-folding).