A 2.5-litre (2.5T) petrol engine is being introduced to the Volvo XC90 range for customers who prefer more performance than the 163bhp D5 turbodiesel, but don't need the 272bhp of the range-topping, 2.9-litre petrol T6¹. The 2.5T engine is already available in some European countries, and the USA, where it has proved popular and represents nearly 40 per cent of total XC90 sales.
The five cylinder, light pressure turbo, 2521cc engine (already available in Volvo's S60, V70, S80 and XC70 ranges) produces a healthy 210bhp combined with a generous 320Nm of torque available from as low as 1500rpm, making the XC90 great to drive, with 0-62 possible in 9.5 seconds.
The XC90 2.5T is available to order now, with first deliveries expected soon after production starts in January 2005.
The XC90's popularity in the UK is continuing this year. It was the best selling large SUV in October with a total of 5,493 sold year to date - up over 83 per cent compared to this time last year - while production increases have reduced waiting times to between four and six months.
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