The upcoming 2021 Volvo XC90 T8 is an astonishing crossover-SUV with a hybrid powertrain. It is a family-oriented model with astonishing safety as almost any other model from Volvo. The interior provides a lot of convenient tech features but T8 is known for its hybrid powertrain. For 2021, Swedish automaker will offer different styling that looks more futuristic and much more.
The cabin will gain even more features and more high-quality materials as well. The brand’s vice-president promised that the future generations will feature smaller and more efficient engines. Moreover, autonomy Level 4 will be in the offer. Here’s what this impressive SUV has to offer and what will change in 2021.
2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Redesign
In terms of design, 2021 Volvo XC90 T8 will gain a modern look. However, the T8 hybrid version won’t depart from the regular gasoline variant. The only difference is the T8 badge, to be precise. Moreover, T8 comes with the fuel cap that sits on the front fender. The XC90 T8 will arrive with a redesigned front fascia with thinner headlights and a more modern grille.
The grille has been fitted with “Thor’s Hammer” cue and the LED daytime running lights are available too. This SUV comes with a sporty character and it will wear more muscles. The hood looks especially muscular and the rear fascia will also host a major redesign. As a result, the rear part won’t look as bulky as before. The tailgate, taillights, and rear bumper have been redesigned.
Interior Provides More High-Quality Materials
The upcoming 2021 Volvo XC90 T8 will continue in the same manner as the regular variant. That means Swedish carmaker will offer the same soft Nappa leather upholstery. On top of that, Volvo will provide more high-quality materials for an even more upscale look. You should expect an all-new gear shifter and more wood trims.
The interior will be very spacious as the T8 hybrid comes with the perfect placement of the battery pack. A third-row variant is available as before and XC90 T8 will gain more driver-assistance aids. This is the best part of every company’s vehicle that comes with the highest possible safety ratings. This SUV will offer new aids and safety systems in order to maintain its reputation.
2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Engine Specs
The all-new 2021 Volvo XC90 T8 will ride on a hybrid powertrain. The regular model offers up to five available engines but T8 is the most interesting variant so far. It comes with a 60kW electric motor that adds around 80 horses.
This motor is mated to a turbo-four gasoline engine. Total output has been rated at 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent through the eight-speed automatic transmission. The conventional engine uses a turbocharger while the battery pack provides almost 30 miles of all-electric driving range. We don’t know anything about fuel efficiency but expect huge improvements.
Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2021 Volvo XC90 T8 will go on sale later this year. Moreover, the Coronavirus outbreak could force Volvo to release its new hybrid SUV in the first quarter of 2021. The price will start below $50,000 but the exact price is not available yet.