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The XC90 is a handsome, square-jawed Swede striving to offer more efficiency and safety than its rivals, while adding a dose of Scandinavian flair. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder uses turbocharging and supercharging to create 316 hp and drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. An 80-hp electric motor joins the party in plug-in hybrid models. There’s room for seven in the handsomely appointed interior, with deeply comfortable seats as well as Sensus, Volvo’s new infotainment system.
Success in one endeavor doesn’t necessarily predict the same in another. From a statistical perspective, the more times you win, the more inevitable failure becomes. Because except for John Paciorek, who played exactly one game for Houston in 1963, nobody bats a thousand. And the more unrelated the subsequent mission, the greater the chance of stumbling. Such as: turning a three-row crossover into a plug-in hybrid by exchanging its driveshaft and differential for batteries and an electric motor.
To be fair, Volvo doesn’t actually convert a finished XC90 into a T8 Twin-Engine Plug-in Hybrid. There is no team of Swedish robots ripping out Haldex hardware to make way for the 9.2-kWh battery pack that gets bolted into the driveshaft tunnel. Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture was designed from the start to accommodate the rear-mounted 87-hp AC motor that differentiates the T8 from other XC90 models. Volvo calls this version “Twin-Engine” because it retains the 316-hp turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder that powers the T6. But the T8 in fact has a third power source, a 46-hp electric motor that sits between the gas engine and the XC90’s eight-speed automatic transaxle. Total system output is 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.