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Volvo’s T6 Powertrains Get AWD Option, adds Euro 3 Compliant D4 Diesel Engine

Daniel Wong October 22, 2015 11:28

Volvo Cars has recently announced a broad range of product updates pertaining to their Sensus driver control interface, upgrades to their diesel engine range, and a commitment to the introduction of new Twin Engine variants every year. 

The headlining change in their update is the availability of all-wheel drive variants with the T6 engines in their 60-series range. This means that the Volvo’s facelifted XC60 SUV in its T6 guise can pair up its powerful 306hp/400Nm twin-charged 2-litre 4-cylinder engine with an all-wheel drive system.

According to Volvo the facelift XC60 T6 retaining a front-wheel drive layout was due to limitations pertaining to its 8-speed automatic transmission. Volvo does go into detail about the changes done to allow for an all-wheel drive system to be integrated, though it seems that its 8-speed automatic has been retained.

Besides getting an all-wheel drive option, Volvo has also introduced a D4 diesel front-wheel drive variant for the S60 and XC60 for Euro 3 diesel markets (i.e. developing markets where Euro 5 or Euro 6 diesel is not available). The aforementioned D4 engine has a power output of 190hp and 400Nm of torque, and is also available in the XC90, V40, and V40 Cross Country in selected markets.

As for Volvo’s new Sensus driver control interface in the new XC90, Volvo says it has been updated to include real-time traffic information and free map updates, as well as Apple CarPlay functionality. 

About Daniel Wong

Born with a sizable cranium that is only humbled by Rubens Barrichello's, Daniel doesn't care much for numbers or figures but the immediate sensations and experiences one gets from a drive. To him a measure of a good car is one that does what it was set out to do well. A great car is one that draws a smile on your face with a quality that isn't quantifiable and keeps it there.


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