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Volvo XC40 To Get Three-Cylinder Power

Volvo XC40 To Get Three-Cylinder Power

Volvo is working on a new three-cylinder engine for the upcoming XC40 crossover. Speaking with AutoCar Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson hinted that the company is developing a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine based on their existing 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit.

Supposedly the new engine will be technically available with and without a turbocharger mounted on it. Details of which units will see the turbo is not entirely clear at this time, but it is known that this new three-cylinder will likely serve as a power unit for a hybrid version of the XC40.

The AutoCar report states that Volvo is planing to pair the three-cylinder to an electric motor to create a XC40 T5 Twin Engine hybrid model. This model will allegedly create 180 horsepower from the gas engine and an additional 74 horsepower from the electric motor, with the power flowing through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The hybrid system–considered a mild hybrid–will have the ability to go 30 miles on a charge.

Spy shots of the XC40 suggest the design theme will closely follow the 40.1 Concept that Volvo revealed last year. It will be the first model based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, which will also be shared with parent company Geely. Two additional 40 series Volvo products are slated after the XC40, which is supposed to be revealed later this year.

 





 

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  1. sfbreh
    Volvo has truly become the brand of the master race.

    Liking the new Volvo is a good test of good taste.
    germeezy1
    Volvo has really went all in on their through the road hybrid technology. Even going so far as to state that all future Polestar variants will feature this tech.
    2b2
    ...This model will allegedly create 180 horsepower from the gas engine and an additional 74 horsepower from the electric motor, with the power flowing through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The hybrid system--considered a mild hybrid--will have the ability to go 30 miles on a charge...


    does not compute^

    30 miles on a charge = plugin capacity, even if on the low side

    &

    plugins need to offer a variant where the electros EQUAL the petrol's HP

    so

    top 40-series oughta have ~360hp = FocusRS-power = juuuuustRight

    altho *I*'d be happy with a 74hp petrol for 148 total
    germeezy1
    This is a contradiction to earlier rumors that the US XC40 would offer a T8 or Polestar hybrid variant.
    Andrew_L
    3 Cylinder with turbo sure... without? might be a bit much for a crossover.
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