Volvo Cars launched their first mini SUV the XC40 in September 2017, right about the same time Jaguar launched their rival version the E-Pace. Though the mini SUV market has become saturated, the XC40 has stood out as a favourite. This year, Volvo Cars have introduced two new variants of the XC40 for us to get excited about.
Thanks to the likes of eco-warriors like David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg, keeping the planet cool is at the forefront of most of our agendas. We’re all looking for as many ways as possible to reduce our carbon footprint. While driving petrol cars has a huge impact on global warming, Volvo Cars have launched a new and more-sustainable way of driving that’s cleaner and safer for the planet and everyone on it.
In September, Volvo Cars launched the XC40 T5 Twin Engine petrol-electric hybrid. Hybrids use a traditional petrol/diesel engine combined with a battery-powered electric motor. They can drive solely on electric charge for short journeys. The T5 Twin Engine has a lithium-ion battery provides all-electric driving range of up to 28.6 miles, a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 82hp electric motor and a front-wheel-drive hybrid system that uses 180hp three-cylinder. It’s charged by being plugged in, or through regenerative braking whilst on the move. Volvo are even encouraging buyers by offering free electricity for a year with every model.