The Australian-market Volvo XC60 is accident its T8 Polestar Engineered flagship, admitting there’s addition constituent amalgam cat-and-mouse within the wings.
The bounded XC60 ambit will as an alternative be topped by the Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, adjustment Volvo’s mid-sized SUV with the abate XC40 and past XC90 which affection identically-named constituent hybrids.
It’s set to entry in January 2022, with Volvo Automotive Australia captivation considerable banal of the T8 Polestar Engineered to course itself over till then.
The cessation of the T8 Polestar Engineered company there’ll be no added Polestar-branded cartage in Volvo’s line-up, ancillary with the Polestar model’s barrage in November 2021.
The blow of the tailored 2022 XC60 ambit touches bottomward in August 2021, powered alone by mild-hybrid petrol powertrains.
The brand new Recharge Plug-In Amalgam will settle for the accepted T8 PHEV tune, which company a bead in capacity and torque from the Polestar Engineered.
The authorised T8 Recharge anon accessible in markets like Europe and North America produces 298kW of capacity and 640Nm of torque. It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 5.5 seconds.
In distinction, the T8 Polestar Engineered produces 311kW and 670Nm and has a 0-100km/h time of 5.2 seconds.
Each T8 powertrains affection a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder agent that’s each turbocharged and supercharged, and which is akin to a 65kW/240Nm electrical motor, an 11.6kWh battery, an eight-speed automated handbook and all-wheel drive.
Volvo claims a WLTP electrical ambit of amid 46 and 53km for the T8 Recharge, in contrast