Volvo latest plug-in hybrid, the premium mid-sized SUV XC60 T8 Twin Engine, debuted in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car is based on the company's SPA vehicle architecture, first used in the 90 series (XC90 and S90). Production of the XC60 actually began in mid-April at the Torslanda Plant in Sweden, but initially for only conventional ICE version...which no one cares about.

The plug-in hybrid T8 is to be available in the U.S. from September in three trim levels (which are over $11,000 more expensive than base T5 ICE). So we look forward to adding it to our, ever more crowded, monthly plug-in sales report for the US.

Prices (base MSRP / after $995 destination and $5,002 federal tax credit):

  • Momentum: $52,900 / $48,893 
  • R-Design: $56,200 / $52,193
  • Inscription: $56,700 / $52,693
Whereas, the XC90 T8 starts at $67,800 / $64,210 (incl. $995 and $4,585 tax credit).

The XC 60 T8 Twin Engine version of the SUV is top of the line with 407 hp system output and 5.3 seconds time 0-62 mph (100 km/h).

The battery stores 10.4 kWh of energy, which is actually more than the 9.2 kWh found in the original XC90 T8 (although the XC90 and S90/V90 are to be upgraded now as well for 2018).

How will it be received in the US?  Well, only time will tell, but we imagine at least as well as its older brother (XC90 T8), which has moved as many as 202 copies this year (June).  Is 300-400 units an unreasonable expectation?  We think not.

Quick spec:

  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds
  • top speed 230 km/h (143 mph)
  • system output of around 400 hp (2.0 gasoline direct injection engine, combined with 8-speed automatic tansmission in the front plus 65 kW electric motor for the rear axle)
  • 10.4 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • all-electric range isn't yet known (it was 14 miles EPA in XC90 T8, so we figure 18-20 miles is a safe bet in the smaller platform)
  • AWD

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Below:  Full specs (at bottom), and some videos on the upcoming XC60 T9 PHV:

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plugin Hybrid: Everything We Know So Far!

2018 Volvo XC60 T8: How Volvo does Driving Dynamics & the engineer behind it - Stefan Karlsson

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 AWD - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - Debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine Inscription Luxe - White Crystal Metallic | Interior, Exterior Design

The New Volvo XC60: Walk Around

2018 Volvo XC60 Specifications
XC60 T8 AWD (320 hp) aut
Engines B4204T35
Type In-line 4 cyl. supercharged and turbocharged
Configuration AWD
Displacement 1969 cm³
Bore 82,0 mm
Stroke 93,2 mm
Compression ratio 10,3:1
Valves, no/cylinder 4 ea.
DOHC / SOHC DOHC
Engine management system Gasoline direct injection
Ignition sequence 1 - 3 - 4 - 2
Engine idling speed (rpm) 850 rpm ± 100
Fuel, rec. Octane 95 - 98 RON
Max engine speed 6000 rpm
Max output, kW (hp)/rpm 235 kW (320 hp) / 5700 rpm
Max torque, Nm/rps 400 / 37 - 90 Nm / rps
¹ According to EN590 Maximum biodiesel (FAME) content 7%
Transmissions (AWD) AW TG-81SD
First Gear (AWD) 5,250
Second Gear (AWD) 3,029
Third Gear (AWD) 1,950
Fourth Gear (AWD) 1,457
Fifth Gear (AWD) 1,221
Sixth Gear (AWD) 1,000
Seventh Gear (AWD) 0,809
Eighth Gear (AWD) 0,673
Reverse Gear (AWD) 4,015
Manual Gearbox/final drive (AWD) -
Automatic Gearbox / final drive (AWD) 3,329
Performance Automatic
Gearbox AW TG-81SD
Acceleration, 0-100 km/h 5,3 sec
Top speed 230 km/h
Fuel consumption (EC 199/100, Combined) 2,1 l/100 km
CO² 49 g/km
* = Restricted offer
Length 4688 mm
Width (body width) 1902 mm
Width (body width, wheel arch ext. Rim size 21”) 1915 mm
Width (body width, wheel arch ext. Rim size 22”) 1939 mm
Width (mirrors folded) 1999 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 2117 mm
Height (Including shark fen) 1658 mm
Height with open tailgate/trunklid (H110) 2034 mm
Wheelbase 2865 mm
Track, front (Rim size:   17"-19"  /  20" / 21" / 22") 1653 mm / 1649 mm / 1655 mm / 1668 mm
Track, rear (Rim size:   17"-19"  /  20" / 21" / 22") 1657 mm / 1653 mm / 1659 mm / 1673 mm
* with air suspension
Ground clearance 216 mm
Ground clearance (with air suspension) 209 mm
Approach angle (at curb weight) 23,1 degr
Breakover angle (at curb weight) 20,8 degr
Departure angle (at curb weight) 25,5 degr
Wading capability depth at curb weight (max speed 10 km/h) Up to a depht approximately level with the floor at walking speed
Weight (Depending on type of engine, gearbox etc.) 1814 kg - 2115 kg
Total Weight (Depending on type of engine, gearbox etc.) 2470 kg - 2700 kg
Max trailer weight, Unbraked (Max) 750 kg
Max trailer weight, Braked (Max) 2100 kg
Fuel tank, Petrol 50 l
Fuel tank, Diesel -
Aerodynamics, (Cd) 0,32
Aerodynamics, (Frontal area) 2,61 m²
Max roof load 100 kg
Headroom without panorama roof (front) (Maximum) 1037 mm
Headroom with panorama roof (front) (Maximum) 1009 mm
Headroom without panorama roof (front/rear) 994 mm / 988 mm
Headroom with panorama roof (front/rear) 966 mm / 966 mm
Passenger compartment width at shoulder height (front/rear) 1478 mm / 1430 mm
Leg room (front/rear) 1055 mm / 965 mm
Hip room (front/rear) 1433 mm / 1408 mm
Largest Luggage volume - First (V214-1) (Largest volume. Load height limited by the head lining. Front limited by vertical plane tangential to the rear side of the front seatback) Total (including V209) -
Largest Luggage volume - First (V214-1) (Largest volume. Load height limited by the head lining. Front limited by vertical plane tangential to the rear side of the front seatback) Total (including V209) (B4204T35 & B4204T28) 1395 l
Largest Luggage volume - Second (V214-2) (Second seat up. Load height limited by the headlining. Front limited by vertical plane tangential to the rear side of the front seatback) Total (including V209) -
Largest Luggage volume - Second (V214-2) (Second seat up. Load height limited by the headlining. Front limited by vertical plane tangential to the rear side of the front seatback) Total (including V209) (B4204T35 & B4204T28) 598 l
Open Luggage Compartment - First (V211-1) (Second seat folded. Load height limited to upper edge of the front seatback or lower edge of the rear window) Total (including V209) -
Open Luggage Compartment - First (V211-1) (Second seat folded. Load height limited to upper edge of the front seatback or lower edge of the rear window) Total (including V209) (B4204T35 & B4204T28) 817 l
Open Luggage Compartment - Second (V211-2) (Second seat up. Load height limited to the upper edge of the second seatback or second window) Total (including V209) -
Open Luggage Compartment - Second (V211-2) (Second seat up. Load height limited to the upper edge of the second seatback or second window) Total (including V209) (B4204T35 & B4204T28) 468 l
Luggage volume, Separate Storage Areas in Luggage Compartment. (V209). (Closed storage areas located around the luggage compartments, behind wheel arches, under the floor, or any other area) (without spare wheel)
Luggage volume, Separate Storage Areas in Luggage Compartment. (V209). (Closed storage areas located around the luggage compartments, behind wheel arches, under the floor, or any other area) (with spare wheel) -
Luggage volume, Separate Storage Areas in Luggage Compartment. (V209). (Closed storage areas located around the luggage compartments, behind wheel arches, under the floor, or any other area) (without charge cable) (B4204T35 & B4204T28) 18 l
Luggage volume, Separate Storage Areas in Luggage Compartment. (V209). (Closed storage areas located around the luggage compartments, behind wheel arches, under the floor, or any other area) (with charge cable) (B4204T35 & B4204T28) 16 l
Cargo length from the first seatback to the tailgate measured at:
 - the top of the first seatback (SAE  L204-1) 1616 mm
 - the height of the floor covering (SAE  L202-1) 1746 mm
Cargo length from the second seatback to the tailgate measured at:
 - the top of the second seatback (SAE  L204-2) 758 mm
 - the height of the floor covering (SAE  L202-2) 960 mm
Cargo floor height to ground (GCIE  H253) (curb weight) 616 mm
Rear opening height (GCIE  H202) (car center line) 776 mm
Cargo height (SAE  H201) (rear wheel center and car center line) 776 mm
Cargo floor width, min. (GCIE W202) (SAE W201) (between wheel housings) 1055 mm
Rear opening width:
upper min. (GCIE  W205) 905 mm
at floor, min. (GCIE  W207) 1010 mm
Suspension front Double Wishbone Suspension, Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar, Optional Air Suspension and Active shock absorbers
Suspension rear Integral Axle with Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar, Optional Air Suspension and Active shock absorbers
Steering Electric Power Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering
Steering ratio (angle/angle) 16,6
Turning circle (Curb to curb) 11,4
Turning circle (Wall to wall) 11,8
Turns of steering wheel end to end 3,0
Braking system Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Brake Assistance (EBA)
Brake disc diameter (front) Brake: 17” / 18” 322 mm / 345 mm
Brake disc diameter (rear) Brake: 16” / 17” 302 mm / 320 mm
Brake disc thickness (front) Brake: 17” / 18” 28 mm / 30 mm
Brake disc thickness (rear) Brake: 16” / 17” 12 mm / 20 mm
Braking distance 100-0 km/h 36 m