Volvo going all plug-in hybrid by 2019
The Swedish manufacturer has already begun applying its new architecture with the introduction of the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid. The tongue twister XC90 T8 is just the beginning, according to the company. As models begin to get replaced, they will be replaced with the CMA platform. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the specs of the XC90 T8 are impressive: the seven-seater SUV has 407 hp and is capable of 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds. The downside: full-electric range will be limited to only 26 miles.
The purely electric Volvos will ride on a different platform, which, as of now, we don’t know much about. AutoWeek