Volvo released another nugget of information about their new XC90, and this time it’s regarding the powertrain. Volvo said that the T8 range-topper promises to deliver up to 400 hp and 640 Nm of torque and no, it’s not from an 8-cylinder turbocharged engine.

2014 Volvo XC90 with Twin Engine technology

Their new T8 is actually powered by a turbocharged and supercharged 2-litre 4-cylinder Drive-E powerplant driving the front wheels. The Drive-E powerplant is also paired with a 60 kW electric motor that drives the rear wheels, hence what Volvo calls it as the Twin Engine Technology. The T8 is a plug-in hybrid vehicle with full-electric mode range of 40 km, and its CO2 emission is just 60 g/km.

2014 Volvo XC90 with Twin Engine technology

The entire XC90 range will be powered by 4-cylinder engines. Slotting beneath the T8 petrol hybrid are the T6 and T5. The former is also turbocharged and supercharged producing 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque, while the latter generates 254 hp and 350 Nm of torque.

2014 Volvo XC90 with Twin Engine technology

On the diesel side there’s the D5 twin-turbo churning out 225 hp and 470 Nm of torque with fuel consumption of around 6l/100km, and a 190 hp, 400 Nm D4 turbo with fuel consumption of around 5l/100km.

2014 Volvo XC90 with Twin Engine technology

Riding on Volvo’s all-new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) chassis, the new XC90 promises the combination of space, power, and efficiency. Stay tuned with Autobuzz.my for more details to be released by Volvo on their all-new XC90! For now, do check out the interior here!

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