Do I need to get a home charge point? Do all hybrids need to be plugged in? Thank you to our personal leasing customer from the Wirral (Merseyside) for sending through pictures of their brand-new car, the Volvo XC90 SUV.
There is a an initial perception that anything electrified must be for businesses and company car user only; this is definitely not the case and the alternative forms of fuel are becoming available in the personal arena. Company car tax and corporate image are not the only incentives which are making customers make a transition into our eco car lease offering.
The public is genuinely waking up to the fact that sustainability and the environment do matter. And , if people don’t change, it is likely through emission-based charges and road fund licence prices that running a non-eco car will simply become unaffordable. This is certainly not a fad.
In terms of the car shown here, the Volvo XC90 ESTATE 2.0 T8  Hybrid R DESIGN 5door AWD Geartronic (a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle / Petrol),
· Osmium Grey Metallic Paint
· Contour sports leather/nubuck – Charcoal
· Metal mesh inlays
· 20″ 5 spoke diamond cut black alloy wheels
· Power glass tilt and slide panoramic sunroof with sun curtain
As standard the car includes sensus connect with performance sound, contour sports seats, 20” alloy wheels, rear park assist camera, 4.5m charge cable with a 3 pin plug adapter, dark tinted windows, rain sensor with automatic wiper activation, hill descent control, hill start assist, stability and traction control with engine drag control, sports floor mats, touring chassis, Bluetooth, wireless internet connection, front and rear park assist, adaptive cruise control, oncoming lane mitigation, 12.3” instrument display, 9” centre console touch screen, auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors, auto folding and heated door mirrors, high gloss black mirror doors, DAB radio, body coloured externals, illuminated tread plates, roof spoiler, automatic LED headlights, home safe and approach lighting, puddle lights, 3-spoke leather steering wheel, sports pedals, first aid kit, run of road mitigation and protection, warning triangle, keyless drive (including entry and start) and anti-theft alarm with immobiliser.
In terms of additional factory options, consider – smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay), winter pack and the Type 2 charge cable.
On the technical-side company car and business users can note a P11d of £67,275.00 and CO2 of 52g/km. The 1969CC 8 speed petrol engine is coupled with a 11kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric-only range (EC) is about 28 miles and the combined range is 113 MPG. The vehicle offers 390ps and 0-62 times if 5.8 seconds. Service intervals on a Volvo PHEV are every 12 months or 18,000 miles, whichever lands sooner.
So would you select the Volvo XC90 as your next eco or hybrid car leasing option? Or would the Honda CRV hybrid, Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, or would the full electric Lexus RX be more your thing?