2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $69,100; Sportier R-Design Is $71,000

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We'd missed it until now, but pricing for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid SUV was released earlier this month.

The base XC90 T8 Momentum trim level carries a sticker price of $69,095, which includes a mandatory $995 delivery fee.

The sportier XC90 T8 R-Design starts at $70,995, meaning a heavily optioned version of the Swedish seven-seat plug-in SUV could hit $80,000.

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The 2016 XC90, the first of Volvo's all-new range of luxury cars under Chinese owner Geely, is the first redesign of its large SUV since 2002.

It's already on sale in Europe and other markets, offered with gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid models.

Powertrain of 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

Powertrain of 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

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The U.K. reception for the plug-in hybrid version has been overwhelming, according to Auto Express, which notes that the XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' version is already sold out for the year.

The company's U.K. managing director, Nick Connor, said Volvo had planned for 3 to 5 percent of its XC90 sales to be plug-in hybrids.

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Instead, he told Auto Express, that version represents fully one-fifth of the total at the moment--and it is already sold out for deliveries well into 2016 even before the first one lands at a British port.

The plug-in hybrid XC90 will go on sale in the U.S. a few months after the first commemorative editions of the new gasoline version start deliveries in July (no diesel XC90s will be sold in North America).

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

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The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid uses a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors, one between the engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission and the other on the rear axle to provide on-demand all-wheel drive.

Total power is 390 hp from the combined systems, and Volvo quotes 0-to-60-mph acceleration of less than 6 seconds.

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It will face immediate competition from two luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs offered by German makers.

Both the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE (nee ML) 550e will go on sale this fall.

Prices for those two vehicles haven't yet been released.

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