When the Volvo XC40 was launched back in September 2017, it was available with either a D4 diesel or a T5 Drive-E petrol engine. A couple of months later, a new 1.5-litre three-cylinder Drive-E petrol engine was added to the range, which can be identified by its T3 emblem. This engine outputs 156 hp and 265 Nm, which is considerably more than other three-cylinder engines from BMW.
Over the weekend, Volvo announced that the available powertrains for the XC40 will be supplemented with two new plug-in hybrid powertrains – the first being the T5 Twin Engine and the second being the T4 Twin Engine.
Although Volvo has yet to reveal the engine capacity or power figures of the new powertrains, its safe to say that the Twin Engine versions of the T4 and T5 powertrains should output similar power figures to petrol equivalents of T4 and T5 variants - 190 hp/300 Nm, 247 hp/350 Nm respectively. Of course, the Twin Engine variants will have less emissions and lower fuel consumption and in some markets, that's crucial.
For the Malaysian market, the Volvo XC40 is powered exclusively by the T5 powertrain, featuring a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that sends 252 hp and 350 Nm to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.