Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine launched in the UK – 262 hp, 2.1 l/100 km, 46 km EV range; price from RM211k


Volvo has officially launched the XC40 T5 Twin Engine in the United Kingdom, which will be priced between 40,905 and 42,305 British pounds (RM211,344 and RM218,505), with first deliveries set to begin from February next year.

With the launch, we now have full specifications of the compact SUV’s plug-in hybrid powertrain, which consists of a 1.5 litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that outputs 180 hp at 5,800 rpm and 265 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,000 rpm.

This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that integrates an electric motor (82 hp and 160 Nm), with drive going to the front wheels. The end result is total system output of 262 hp, which sees a zero to 100 km/h time of 7.3 seconds and top speed of 204 km/h.

Following WLTP regulations, the rated fuel consumption is as low as 2.1 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions pegged at 38 g/km with 19-inch wheels. Meanwhile, the all-electric range is as high as 46 km, largely thanks to the 10.7 kWh lithium-ion battery located in the vehicle’s centre tunnel.

The battery can be recharged via a Type 2 AC connection using a conventional household socket with the included charging cable, with Volvo citing charging times of between 3.5 and six hours.

Volvo UK also offers an optional fast charging cable to take full advantage of the onboard 3.7 kW AC charger, so with a single-phase or three-phase wallbox, it’ll take as little as 2.5 hours for a full charge.


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