Volvo wants to start selling only electric cars in Brazil by 2030. Before that, however, it made some changes to its hybrid models so that, somehow, its owners can already get used to the idea of electricity. total. One of the novelties is the greater electric freedom of the XC60 and XC90 SUVs, sold in Brazil only in hybrid versions.
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Both Volvo SUVs continue to combine a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine with an electric motor – the latter now 65% more powerful, thanks to a 62% increase in battery capacity, which has increased to 18.8 kWh because it now has three layers of cells .
According to Volvo, the biggest advantage of the update was the freedom of models in electric mode only. The XC60 can run up to 78 kilometers without the use of the combustion engine (an increase of 73%) against a range of 71 kilometers on the XC90 (61% longer). With a long electric drive, the brand estimates a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions.
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There was also a significant increase in the combined data set, which now provides 462 hp of power and 72.3 kgfm of torque. That is, 14% more power compared to the 407 hp offered so far.
Another step towards total electrification is the One Pedal Drive system, a feature of electric models and now installed on the XC60 hybrid. With it, the driver can practically drive without using the brake pedal. Just accelerate and release the accelerator pedal and the car will decelerate by itself, thus enhancing the regeneration of the battery.
Equipment and price
The Volvo XC60 and XC90 both have an extensive list of equipment that includes full LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, cross traffic alert, pedestrian detection and high-speed adaptive cruise control.
On the XC60, the Inscription, R-Design and Polestar versions get a 360° camera, a head-up display, a leather-less finish and a new Google entertainment system. The Volvo XC90 includes a Bowers&Wilkins sound system with 19 speakers and 1,400 watts of power, air suspension and multimedia with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
There are four different versions of the XC60, all with the same hybrid package: Text Expression (R$399,950), Inscription (R$429,950), R-Design (R$439,950) and Polestar (R$466,950). For the XC90, there are three versions: Text Expression (R$509,950), Text (R$553,950) and R-Design (R$563,950).