Volvo’s electrification programme has now delivered a second plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain for the XC40 compact SUV. The introduction of the new XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 increases customer choice and opens the plug-in hybrid technology to a wider market. At the same time, two new mild-hybrid petrol options have been added to the range, in the form of the new XC40 B4 and B5.
Drivers of Volvo plug-in-hybrid cars can now gain new insights into their electric driving patterns, as Volvo Cars introduces a range of new features on its Volvo On Call smartphone app in all Volvo On Call markets.
Every new Volvo car now comes with a limited top speed of 112mph, as Volvo Cars delivers on its promise made last year to introduce such a limitation. The company says the move goes beyond regulation and legislation to help close the remaining gap to zero serious injuries and fatalities in traffic. As well as the speed cap, every Volvo car will now also come with a Care Key, which allows Volvo drivers to set additional limitations on the car’s top speed, for example before lending their car to other family members or to younger and inexperienced drivers.
Volvo Cars has revealed refreshed versions of the S90 saloon and V90 estate, including a refined exterior design and a brand-new, sound system by Bowers & Wilkins. In a broader upgrade, the company’s 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain options are now available on every Volvo model, further boosting the company’s electrified offer.
Volvo is offering British car buyers one year’s free electricity to charge their new plug-in hybrid car, with the launch of its Take Charge campaign. The offer is available across Volvo’s range of plug-in hybrid models.
Volvo Cars has introduced the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand-new Recharge car line concept.
Volvo Cars is rethinking infotainment in the forthcoming fully electric Volvo XC40. Powered by Android, the new infotainment system is claimed to offer customers personalisation, improved levels of intuitiveness and new embedded Google technology and services.
Volvo reaches an important milestone in its powertrain electrification programme with the debut of the new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in the XC40 SUV.
Volvo Cars will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180kph (112mph) from 2020. The company’s Vision 2020, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020, is one of the most ambitious safety visions in the automotive industry. But Volvo Cars says that technology alone will not get it all the way to zero, so it is now broadening its scope to include a focus on driver behaviour