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Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Turbo the most powerful fuel-efficient SUV

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Turbo the most powerful fuel-efficient SUV

Volvo's XC90 T8 Twin Engine has been labelled the world's most powerful and cleanest SUV.

Delivering 134.5mpg, a total of 407bhp and an electric range of up to 26 miles, while emitting just 49g/km of CO2, it exceeds all expectations when it comes power and fuel efficiency, packed into a seven-seat luxury SUV.

The improvement over the earlier announced figures were achieved thanks to the continuous innovation cycle at the Swedish company. The result of further tuning is a drop of 10 g/km from the initial prognosis and added horsepower. This makes the XC90 T8 Twin Engine the clear leader in its segment.

Dr Peter Mertens, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Car Group, said: "We have been working hard to earn our competitive edge and to give our customers the ultimate combination of performance and low fuel consumption. Our Twin Engine technology has enabled us to build on our heritage of efficient powertrain development in a completely new way. Thanks to our new scalable product architecture, and our world class four-cylinder engines, we have a clear and leading position."

No other SUV in this class can deliver 26 miles of pure electric range, 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds and provide combined power of 407bhp in a 7 seat configuration.

The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be available in showrooms later this spring.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert