Volvo S90 to get three-cylinder hybrid
Source : Volvo S90 to get three-cylinder hybrid
Forthcoming 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine will feature in flagship saloon – as part of a cheaper hybrid set-up
The brand new Volvo S90 can be likely to get three-cylinder power after all – as part of a more modest product of the Swedish brand’s hybrid set-up.
Volvo can be developing a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as part of its joint venture with owner Geely on a brand new platform for tiny vehicles, called Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). Initial speculation had ruled out the prospect of This specific motor ending up from the flagship saloon – even though elements by the S90’s Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) will be used from the smaller vehicles.
However, Volvo’s senior vice-president of research as well as development Peter Mertens has at This specific point suggested which the three-cylinder engine could indeed form part of a hybrid powertrain which might sit lower from the range than the S90’s 401bhp TwinEngine product. the idea might probably be front-wheel drive only, as well as not feature the ability to charge via a plug socket.
“which engine [the 1.5] will definitely be used from the 40 versions [believed to be S40, V40 as well as XC40] as well as 60 versions – so the idea goes across CMA as well as can be also suitable for our larger Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA),” said Mertens. “I could also see how the idea might form part of a different TwinEngine combination – as well as which could see use from the S90.”
Mertens also confirmed which Volvo already has prototype S90s running with three-cylinder hybrid power.
The brand new 1.5-litre motor – part of the same family as Volvo’s latest 2.0 petrol – will replace all 1.6-litre four-cylinder motors from the Volvo line-up. All Volvo versions of the motor will be turbocharged, nevertheless some Geely 1.5s are likely to be normally aspirated.
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