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Volvo launches their brand new seven seater XC90 T8 Inscription plug-in hybrid in India at Rs 96.65 lakhs (ex-showroom). The XC90 T8 Inscription is the only seven seater to be offered in a hybrid powertrain, and is placed exactly below the T8 hybrid Excellence which is a four seater SUV. The T8 is powered by a new supercharged and turbocharged petrol motor coupled with an electric motor.
The new T8 Inscription is powered by a 2.0-litre, direct injection four-cylinder engine which is supercharged and turbocharged, and is coupled with an electric motor. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The petrol motor belts out 303bhp and 400Nm of torque, while the electric motor produces 87bhp of power and 240Nm of torque. The petrol engine powers the front two wheels while the rear wheels are powered by the electric motor. The petrol engine and electric motor combined will generate around 400bhp of power and 640Nm of torque which catapults the 3 tonne SUV to 100kmph in 5.8 seconds, further clocking a top speed of 230kmph. With the electric motor on full charge the vehicle can cover a distance of approx 35kms. It features a brake energy recuperation technology which charges the battery using the energy generated from the brakes. The battery can be charged using 110V or 240V power outlets for 12 hours and 6 hours respectively.
Volvo will also offer two charging stations and install them at no additional cost. The charging stations are capable of charging the vehicle in approximately 2.5-hours. The vehicle offers six-driving modes: Save, Pure, Hybrid, Power, All-Wheel Drive and Off-Road. The seven seater hybrid is offered with four-zone climate control, adaptive suspension, an head-up display, panoramic sunroof, a powerful Bowers and Wilkins entertainment system and Nappa leather seats with ventilation feature for the front row.
The XC90 T8 Inscription hybrid shares most of its features with the XC90 Inscription diesel but misses out on a few features from the T8 Excellence.