Auto Reviews by Randi Payton, Decisive Media Network
The redesigned 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge jumped ahead of the pack with an extended plug-in hybrid (PHEV) supercharged engine and intelligent technology. Sometimes called a compact crossover by some and a midsize SUV by others, it fits between Volvo’s compact XC40 and the three-row midsize XC90 SUVs.
The 2022 XC60 T8 Recharge eAWD is an exceptional four-cylinder luxury SUV with a modern exterior design and plush interior. But don’t just take my word for it. Read the reviews or test drive one
First introduced in 2018, the Volvo XC60 Plug-in hybrid enters its fifth generation. However, this time around, Volvo learns from the past. It incorporates the best in Scandinavian design to achieve superior comfort and a safety suite that continues Volvo’s tradition of crash avoidance and passenger protection. As a result, the XC60 is rated as a Top Safety Pick+ by the EPA.
The evolution of the popular XC60 PHEV is part of the Swedish carmaker’s goal to produce 50 percent battery-electric vehicles by 2025 and, by 2030, be all-electric.
I test-drove the redesigned 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD PHEV for one week, which convinced me that it is one of the best in luxury PHEV SUVs. It has more power and a much longer all-electric range than the previous model. The performance was smooth and powerful, and the interior was comfortable
Upgrades to the 2022 model include a new Android infotainment system with Google services that include Google Assist, Google Maps, and the Play store to download your favorite apps. Drivers can also log in to their own Google or other accounts to access their preferences, including personalized help
Models/Pricing: The 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD PHEV comes in four different versions: The T8 Inscription Expression ($54,250), the T8 R-Design ($60,400), the T8 Inscription Plug-in ($61,750), and the T8 Polestar Engineered Plug-in hybrid ($70,000 MSRP).