Electric vehicles are becoming some of the most exciting cars on the market, with the winning combination of eco-friendly driving and fantastic features. The Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the newest plug-in hybrids, and Volvo has introduced a range of fantastic features for this electric-powered ride. Here are our top four favorite features of the new Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid.
Standard Active Safety
Active safety features are some of the most sought-after and advanced car technologies. Volvo has included many active safety features standard on all trim levels, which creates a high level of safety even without add-ons or upgrades. All trim levels come equipped with road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, rain sensor, and a four-year subscription to Volvo On Call for no extra charge, including the remote engine start service. Beautifully integrated and easy to use, each system helps create a safer driving experience.
The XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid is a luxury vehicle. While it’s exterior is stunning, it’s interior steals the show. Borrowing from its Swedish heritage, the interior is minimal yet richly appointed. The base model comes with faux leather upholstery, aluminum interior trim, heated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof. As you climb the trim levels, interior additions include gorgeous wood and chrome inlays, leather- and wood-wrapped dashboard, and thoughtfully placed ambient lighting.
The interior’s silence adds to the overall sumptuous feel of the XC60 T8. Thanks to the hybrid engine and solid engineering, the interior of the vehicle is whisper quiet, creating a calm, collected atmosphere.
One of the stand-out features of the XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid is the engine power. The vehicle is rated at 400 horsepower, finally putting to rest the stereotype of hybrids as slow, clumsy vehicles. Nimble, easy to control, and quietly powerful, the XC60 T8 isn’t just for drivers whose only focus is an eco-friendly ride.
In addition, drivers can switch between the gasoline-powered and electrical engine to suit their driving needs. The electrical engine can take the car up to 18 miles on its power alone before the computer automatically switches the engine over to hybrid mode. The different driving styles are adaptive and easy to differentiate, allowing optimum control over your ride.
Volvo has created a number of different package upgrade options so that drivers can get their dream cars without compromising. The Premium package includes auto-dimming and folding side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring with rear-traffic alert, heated wiper blades, and front and rear parking sensors and assist. The Advanced package builds on this is with Volvo’s Pilot Assist, 360-degree parking camera, and a heads up display among other features.
Next is the multimedia package, which upgrades to a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster plus 14-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system. Finally, the Luxury Seating package includes a range of ultra-luxury options including heated, ventilated, and massage-equipped front seats and premium leather upholstery.
The 2019 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid is a vehicle in a class all to its own. With outstanding features and incredible mileage, it’s hard to beat this hybrid.
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