The plug-in hybrid version of the compact Volvo XC40 SUV is now entering the catalog. Volvo Cars thus achieves its ambitious goal of offering an electrified offer on its entire range based on the SPA and CMA platforms from 2019. Already available to order, production of the XC40 T5 Twin Engine will begin in November 2019 at the Volvo Cars factory in Ghent, Belgium.’
Volvo extends the XC40 sound range with a plug- in hybrid version, the T5 Twin Engine. The latter will be assembled in Ghent, Belgium, in the factory that already provides part of the production of the XC40. The first copies will come out of the assembly line in November 2019.
In the meantime, you can always order your copy, as the vehicle has just been added to the Volvo France catalog . In the preamble, remember that the T5 Twin Engine inherits the three-cylinder petrol already proposed on the XC40 T3. This engine, which develops here 180 hp and 265 Nm of torque, is supported by an electric motor generating 82 hp and 160 Nm of torque. The combined power of this set reaches 262 hp.
Unlike plug-in hybrids in the 60 and 90 ranges, the XC40 Twin Engine remains a mere two-wheel drive (front). It is equipped with a 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission which, thanks to its compact size, has housed the electric motor at the front. The 10.7 kWh battery offers an all-electric range of 44 km, according to the NEDC cycle. It is housed in the central tunnel to preserve the volume of the trunk, always 460 liters.
The range of the model is articulated around four finishes, Momentum, R-Design, Registration and Luxury Inscription. The basic Momentum is sold 45’600 euros without option. It comes standard with automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, 18-inch wheels, a 9-inch touch screen, cruise control / speed limiter, and sign recognition.
Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine DCT 7 Prices
|Luxury Registration||55’210 €|