Volvo Adds Second XC40 Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Option
Volvo is extending its electrification of the XC40 range with the launch of a second plug-in hybrid powertrain option – the XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4.
The system uses a 129hp 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol engine and an 82hp electric motor, with seven-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. It also features a 10.7kWh rechargeable lithium-ion battery which delivers an all-electric driving range of up to 27 miles, meaning typical commutes can be completed with zero tailpipe emissions.
Official WLTP data records CO2 emissions from just 47g/km and fuel economy of up to 134.5mpg. For business motorists, the low CO2 emissions further attract competitive benefit-in-kind rates for company car tax. A rate of 12% means a taxpayer would pay as little as £78 per month.
This new powertrain joins the already established Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T5 and is available in R-Design and Inscription equipment grades. The new versions are on sale now and first deliveries to customers are expected in October 2020.
The XC40 is also newly available in two mild-hybrid versions – the B4 and B5. The B4 produces 197hp and is available with front or all-wheel drive, while the B5 comes exclusively all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on both.
"The addition of a second plug-in hybrid powertrain and the introduction of our first mild-hybrid petrols to the XC40 range is the latest step in Volvo Cars' ambitious electrification strategy. Combined with the XC40's existing strengths of striking design, ingenious packaging and advanced safety technology, these new powertrains make an already desirable car even more desirable."
- Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK Managing Director
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