Swedish carmaker Volvo will launch the XC90 T8 variant, on September 14 in India. The Volvo XC90 T8 variant is a plug-in hybrid, while Volvo already sells the diesel variant of the XC90 in India.
The Volvo XC90 that is currently sold in India is a diesel variant, available in two trims. Both vehicles are powered by a standard 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 225bhp 470Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 8-speed automatic gearbox, and the engine returns a mileage of 17.2km/l.
The new T8 variant that will be launched in India will sport a 2.0-litre, turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine mated to an electric motor. The combined power output will be 401bhp and 640Nm of peak torque.
The new XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid will also be able to run on pure electric mode. A full charge can help the XC90 run 32km only in the electric mode. Unlike the diesel variant, the XC90 T8 variant will be available in the top of the line Excellence trim only.
The Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in Hybrid variant will be available as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) only, thus the Government's FAME initiative towards electric vehicles will not be applicable for the vehicle. When launched, expect the vehicle to be priced upward the Rs. 90 lakh mark.