Volvo is out to prove that the brand can offer more than just safety, and the XC90 T8 Hybrid is definitely a step in the right direction.
Simply hearing the name Volvo brings to mind the kind of bland, safety-oriented wagon-type vehicles that the brand built its reputation on during the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. It was the kind of car practical drivers would buy, or drivers with a little less confidence in other drivers on the road. However, Volvo has been working non-stop to deviate from this reputation. Not by eliminating their aptitude for safety, but by implementing high-tech features and more stylish designs.
The visually pleasing XC90 T8 is definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for a luxury SUV. From the inside-out, the T8 sports flowing lines, subtle accents, and even a bit of chrome to add just a touch of flashy to the overall appeal. Even so, there is much more than style to the T8 that will attract the attention of many. At Holmes Volvo of Shreveport, we’re really excited about this new addition, and here’s why:
While most automaker have spent the past few years attempting to beat out competitors by predicting the future of driving, Volvo has been discreetly developing the T8 as a top of the line SUV in every aspect, including technology. Volvo has managed to create a semi-autonomous driving experience similar to Tesla’s Autopilot. The T8’s Pilot Assist program combines adaptive cruise-control and lane assist features to create one of the most competent semi-autonomous driving systems on the market. Volvo also sticks to their reputation for safety offering both low- and high-speed collision avoidance, with the ability to detect cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, and even large animals.
In addition to safety-technology, the T8 is full of interior technology aimed at user-friendliness. The 12.3-inch touchscreen Sensus Infotainment System is easy to use, offering quick access to apps and features that appear to be well organized.
Built for Efficiency
One of the obviously appealing aspects of the T8 is that it’s a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The 4-cylinder turbo and supercharged engine in front is complemented by the electric motor in back. Together these two produce a whopping 400 horsepower and 472lb-ft of torque. The result is an impressive rating of 54 mpg equivalent. The T8 doesn’t lack in performance either. The driving experience is smooth, with the ability to promptly accelerate when necessary, making for an incredible cruiser.
It’s these kind of innovative and original vehicles that really get us excited at Holmes Volvo. We are genuinely impressed by this new hybrid and our eager to show it off to our customers. If you think the new Volvo XC90 T8 might be a good fit for you, come talk to our knowledgeable sales staff and we’ll help you come to a final decision.
About Holmes Volvo Cars of Shreveport
Holmes Volvo of Shreveport offers a wide range of new and used Volvos as well as expert service specialists. As a comprehensive Volvo center, anything you could want that relates to either new Volvo models or used cars – from a simple answer to a repair to a direct explanation of cost – you can find it at Holmes Volvo of Shreveport. We want to make sure that the time you spend with us leaves you with a smile!
1221 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105