2022 MIAS: Volvo PH showcases 2022 boost hybrid lineup

2022 MIAS: Volvo PH showcases 2022 boost hybrid lineup

Volvo Philippines flaunted its boosted electrified models at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the Volvo models that were revealed at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show?

    These are the updated Volvo XC60, XC90, and S90 hybrid models.
  • What powers the aforementioned models?

    They are all fitted with the new B6 engine.
  • What is the B6 powertrain?

    It is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline powertrain connected to a 48-volt hybrid system — then known as the T6 power mill.
  • The Swedish automotive marque’s local arm proudly showcased the roster composed of the Volvo XC60, XC90, and S90 hybrid to all the event-goers at its booth that exhibits Scandinavian design, cutting-edge automotive technology, class-leading safety, and masterful craftsmanship.

    Each of the models comes with their respective enhancements.

    Volvo Philippines' updated electrified lineup

    THe Volvo XC90 flagship sport utility vehicle and the S90 executive sedan now has an Inscription variant while XC60 is fitted with a revamped grille and front bumpers plus a sportier take with its unique R-Design styling details.

    The abovementioned offerings feature the new-generation B6 engine locally.

    Then known as the T6, the new B6 engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline powertrain connected to a 48-volt hybrid system with Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). The combination dishes out a combined output of 313hp and 460 Nm of torque and fuel efficiency of 10.64kpl.

    The 2022 Volvo Boost Hybrid lineup has the following attributes:

    • brake energy recuperation
    • ensures smooth but greater power
    • enhanced day-to-day drivability
    • fuel economy advancements
    • improved engine response
    • improved start/stop performance
    • reduced noise and vibration

    Below are the new Volvo Boost hybrid vehicles suggested retail prices:

    • XC90 B6 Inscription Boost Hybrid: P5.59 million
    • XC60 B6 R-Design Boost Hybrid: P4.29 million
    • S90L B6 Inscription Boost Hybrid: P4.415 million

    Volvo Philippines' updated electrified lineup

    Relatedly, Volvo Philippines assures event-goers that its Volvo Retail Exhibit adheres to the health and safety protocols under the new normal for a worry-free viewing and retail experience.

    “We put extra attention to detail, as always. Volvo has always been a brand about people. As we drive towards a post-pandemic world, we aim that everyone inside and outside our cars can have the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable, and safe way,” Volvo Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Albert Arcilla said.

    “We have made it our mission to make life better, easier, and safer for everyone. These are the reasons why we brought in new variants – to boost not just the quality of your everyday drive, but more importantly, to give you a vehicle that allows you to enjoy life more,” he added.

    Photos from Ruben D. Manahan IV

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