Volvo particulars new T3 petrol motor

Volvo has introduced details of its new T3 turbocharged petrol engine, which will start with the new XC40 crossover in the coming months.

It’s the to start with a few-cylinder engine in the Swedish manufacturer’s 91-yr historical past, and will most likely rollout across the wider 40 Collection array as the up coming generation of Volvo’s smallest product household expands.

Displacing 1.5 litres, the immediate-injection turbocharged petrol motor is all-new and developed in-property, employing the exact same modular style and design as the company’s current Push-E 4-cylinder engine family members.

Originally, the T3 powertrain is only obtainable with a six-velocity guide transmission, with an eight-velocity computerized to be built optional subsequent year.

Though Volvo is harping on about its new petrol motor, it is nonetheless to disclose electricity and torque outputs – whilst the company’s Uk arm unveiled previously this 12 months we can count on a 116kW tune of the T3. Keep tuned for an update on that.


We’ve arrived at out to Volvo’s community division about the availability of the T3 powertrain for the XC40 in Australia, and are awaiting a response.

Nevertheless, looking at the reduced need for guide cars Down Less than, our guess is that the 3-cylinder petrol will become obtainable to our market at the time the eight-pace auto hits the marketplace.

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