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News Volvo to Bring Mild-Hybrid Technology to its Models

Volvo to Bring Mild-Hybrid Technology to its Models

Volvo continues its journey towards electrification with several new 48-volt mild-hybrid models

  • The 48-volt systems will go under the B5 and B6 powertrain badges.

  • It will be offered on the 2022 XC60, S60, S90, and V90 XC.

  • Fuel efficiency ratings improve by roughly 10%.

Volvo’s limited product line gives them an enormous amount of flexibility. And on that topic, as most of its vehicles share powertrain configurations, adapting updates can easily be done across the board. This is how Volvo will introduce four new 48-volt mild-hybrid models to the market next year.

2021 Volvo S60 | Photo: Volvo

It’s not entirely clear which models will be offered in Canada and the US however it is known that these new MHEVs will be sold under two variants: B5 and B6. These output monikers mimic the existing T5 and T6 badges and will also be based on the turbocharged 2.0-litre four and the more powerful turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-litre.

According to Car and Driver, output for the hybridized versions of this engine will be 247 horsepower (for the B5) and 295 horsepower (for the B6). The vehicles that will receive the new powertrains will be the 2022 XC60, S60, S90, and V90 XC. As we know, Volvo no longer sells the V90 in Canada however remains available in the US.

We expect Volvo will share more details before long.

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