The Volvo X60 Recharge crossover comes with a plug-in hybrid system

Volvo’s top-of-the-line XC60 compact crossover is now available in a ‘Recharge’ version, with a plug-in hybrid drive system, and it’s been upgraded for 2022 to give it extended battery range.
The XC60 Recharge model is included in the second generation of the XC60, introduced four years ago.
This year’s XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription Extended Range model (base price $62,250 plus $1,095 freight), which we tested, is a fun ride thanks to its total output of 455 horsepower and 523 pound-feet of torque. .

That comes from its combination of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 143 horsepower electric motor. The gasoline engine alone is rated at 312 horsepower. Power for our tester was provided by an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission driving the front wheels and the electric motor powering the rear wheels, giving the car all-wheel drive.
Electric-only range with the upgraded long-range battery is now EPA-rated at 35-41 miles when driven in pure mode, on a single full charge. Volvo says owners with access to charging at home or at work can use the battery for the majority of their daily routine driving.

All Recharge T8 models are also eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit.
Volvo says the new battery has an additional third layer of cells to increase the rated energy from 11.6 kWh to 18.8 kWh.
The electric motor has also been increased in power compared to the 87 hp of the previous model. Along with the new powertrain, upgrades include one-pedal drive capability on the XC60 and S90 Recharge models.
This extra power from the electric motor has increased power to the rear wheels by approximately 65 percent, improving performance and handling, as well as all-wheel-drive capabilities.

The single-pedal drive, already present on fully electric Volvo vehicles, allows the driver to control acceleration and braking using only the accelerator pedal. Just like in the Nissan Leaf electric car we recently tested, this feature uses what’s known as regenerative braking – back pressure from the electric motor in braking mode – to bring the car to a stop without having to press the pedal. brake.
It takes a bit of practice, as we learned on the sheet, but it’s a useful feature.
Volvo says the extra battery capacity is also useful on cold winter days and hot summer days when accessories, such as heating and air conditioning, tend to gobble up the battery. Drivers can pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin remotely via the Volvo Cars app while maintaining range in all-electric mode.

The XC60 Recharge’s T8 turbocharged petrol engine has also been upgraded to deliver better fuel efficiency and performance. This includes reducing exhaust emissions.
EPA ratings on our XC60 Recharge T8 were 65 mpg-e (primary electric driving) and 28 mpg combined regular, using gasoline and electric drive together.
It is part of the range with the regular petrol XC60 models, which start to
The Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid is part of the second-generation XC60 compact crossover, introduced for 2018.
For the 2021 model year, adaptive headlights, a hands-free tailgate, and rear USB-C ports were added as standard equipment.
All models are equipped with all-wheel drive and auto stop/start technology, paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and auto-manual function.

The hybrid battery can be recharged using the standard charging cable which, together with an adapter, allows level 1 or level 2 charging using a domestic socket.
Three driving modes are offered: Pure, (zero exhaust emissions); Able; and hybrid (maximum efficiency and range). Charging also occurs during engine braking or while the combustion engine is running.
XC60 Recharge T8 models start at $55,345. Extended scope features add $500 to that price, and Signup processing adds an additional $7,500.

The Inscription package includes premium features such as 19-inch 10-spoke silver diamond-cut alloy wheels, as well as bespoke Nappa leather (our car) or wool-blend upholstery, bars bright chrome in the grille, chrome window trim, heated and ventilated front end. seats, decorative wood inlays, “bespoke” dashboard and upper door panels, high level interior lighting, Harman Kardon audio system, power front seats with side bolsters and power cushion extension, park assist front and front tread “Recharge” plates.
Other extras on our T8 Inscription tester included the Advanced Package ($2,050), which added a head-up display, Pilot Driver Assist with adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree surround-view camera system, and noise filtration. forward cabin air.
We also got the Bowers & Wilkins audio upgrade ($3,200); air suspension system for a smoother, cushioned ride ($1,800); upgraded 20-inch five-spoke Black Diamond Cut alloy wheels ($800); Climate Package ($750), with headlight washers, heated steering wheel and heated rear seats; power tailgate ($200); and Silver Dawn metallic exterior paint ($695).

Just as you would expect from Volvo, the XC60 is well built, well equipped, very comfortable, full of safety features and a pleasure to drive. Handling was superb, especially on the winding country roads near our house that we like to use for test drives.
Volvo claims the XC60 Recharge T8 can go from zero to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 112 mph.
Our car’s transmission shifted smoothly and mostly just at the right time, so we didn’t use the manual shift feature that came with it. The gearbox’s computer controller keeps it from chasing gears on climbs and descents, and it brings quick bursts of speed – mostly from the electric motor at lower revs – to match the freeway ramps that passing and rising.

In keeping with its upscale mission (and price), our cabin was high quality. There’s ample knee and leg room in the rear, but it’s more comfortable with just two adults in the back, with the center armrest lowered from the seatback.
Other standard features include a panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, LED headlights; leather-wrapped steering wheel (tilt and telescopic); keyless entry and push-button start; and dual-zone automatic climate control.
It also comes with walnut wood interior inlays; illuminated door handles and high level interior lighting; front and rear parking assistance with reversing camera system; navigation, Wi-Fi, HD and satellite radio; two front and two rear USB ports, Bluetooth connection and 9-inch touchscreen; a 12.3-inch digital instrument display; laminated side windows; and automatic high beams.

Standard technology features include Volvo’s City Safety system. It takes control of the vehicle if the driver is distracted – perhaps by “texting” instead of driving – and automatically stops the car if it is about to crash into the vehicle in front.
Also included are detection of pedestrians, cyclists and large animals; the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system; road runoff protection and mitigation; lane departure warning and driver alert control; and information on road signs.
Other safety features include seat-mounted side airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags for both rows, electronic stability control with traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic braking force, tire pressure monitoring, the Volvo Whiplash Protection System, a high-strength steel roll cage and side impact protection.

There is also electric power steering, adjustable drive mode settings and dual integrated exhaust outlets.
The total sticker price for our 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription sedan was $72,840 including freight and options.
G. Chambers Williams III’s automotive chronicles have appeared regularly in the Express-News since 2000. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @gchambers3. His driving partner, Emma Jayne Williams, contributed to this report.

Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Registration 2022

The Package: Compact, premium, five-door, five-passenger, turbocharged inline four-cylinder, gas/electric, all-wheel drive, plug-in hybrid crossover utility vehicle.
Highlights: The XC60 is Volvo’s compact SUV and the Recharge model is a plug-in hybrid version. It has a long list of high-tech safety features and options, and a powerful four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor.
Negatives: Can get expensive with all the options.
Engine: 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder petrol, turbocharged, coupled to an electric drive motor for the rear wheels.
Transmission: eight-speed automatic.
Power/Torque: 455 HP./523 ft-lbs, gas and electric combined.
Length: 185.4 inches.
Curb weight: 4,175 lbs.
Brakes, front/rear: Disc/disc, anti-lock.
Cargo volume: 25.8 cubic feet (behind rear seat); 63.3 cubic feet (rear seat folded down).
Towing capacity: 3,500 pounds.
Side airbags: Side curtain airbags mounted on the front seats and mounted on the roof for both rows, standard.
Electronic Stability Control: Standard.
Fuel Capacity/Type: 18.8 Gallons/Super Unleaded recommended, not required.
Fuel Economy EPA: 63 MPG-e; 28 mpg combined.
Base price: $62,250, plus $1,095 shipping.
Price as tested: $72,840 including freight and options (XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription).
Road rating: 8.8 (out of a possible 10).
Prices shown are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices; actual sale price may vary.

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