In the new 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid, there will be minor changes, when compared to the previous model. In fact, the changes that have been made are optional ones. SUVs from the house of Volvo have made quite an impact in the automobile industry since the past few years.
This series has been making quite a lot of buzz since its launch in 2016. It is being said that the latest T8 Hybrid will be an exquisite departure from the present position of the vehicle.
2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid – Extremely Handsome Looking SUV
In 2016, the XC90 was a completely new thing; while in 2017, the T8 plug-in-hybrid model came. In 2018, there are some changes in features and facilities. There are variations in the T8 Plug-in Hybrid model as well – Inscription, Momentum, R-Design and Excellence.
It is needless to say that the 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid is an extremely handsome looking SUV from the house of Volvo. Though the vehicle looks tough and sturdy, there is no aggressive appeal to the exteriors giving it a nice elegant look. The vertical chrome plated grille in the vehicle adds to the style quotient significantly with the ‘Volvo’ logo sitting right in the center of the grille. The bumper is solid. The headlamps are bold and sit straight on the front fascia without much design configuration. The vehicle comes with 8-spoke wheels.
Along with the exterior, the cabin of 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid also looks sleek and stylish. The 7-passenger seater has comfortable seats made from highest quality materials, divided into three rows. When compared to many other SUVs, the leg space and headspace might not be much, but nonetheless, it is okay. The storage capacity of the vehicle is impressive.
Furthermore, the vehicle comes equipped with the best entertainment and infotainment features. There is a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the operation of the same is highly intuitive. Along with these other prominent interior features also include Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Bluetooth Audio, Voice Command, USB connectivity, Navigation points of interest, real-time traffic etc.
Superior Safety and Security Features
It is needless to say that Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid comes equipped with superior standard safety and security features. Some prominent ones include blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear parking sensor and also a lane keeping assist. There are many optional safety systems as well. The infotainment setup is quite sleek and intuitive.
2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid – Engine, Output and EPA Rating
Like any other hybrid vehicle, the USP of the new Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid is its powertrain. Under the hood of the 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid sits a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged and supercharged engine.
The vehicle also has 2 electric motors. The mixed energy output from the SUV is around 400HP. The engine is paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission. The city/highway fuel economy is 24/27 mpg/54 mpge combined.
2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid – Pricing and Availability
Pricing of the models varies on the trims. The Inscription start at $65,847; Momentum at $ 61,053; R-Design at $64,813 and Excellence at $98,606. These are all invoice rates. The 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid is already available in the market.
Summing it up
When compared to other SUVs in the market, the 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid might have some drawbacks when it comes to interiors and comfort; but otherwise, it is perfect for target buyers. Volvo has made an SUV which is suitable for people who love adventurous rides without cutting on safety and amenities much.