Featuring smooth acceleration, instant torque, and no engine noise, it’s surprising that luxury auto-makers have taken this long to enter the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle markets. While Tesla has run relatively unopposed in the luxury electric classes, traditional names are finally starting to make their way onto the field. With Jaguar, Porsche, and Mercedes entering the fray, Tesla may finally see some competition.
Volvo XC90 T8
Volvo is one of those automakers that doesn’t always seem to have a clear vision of their place in the market. While Volvo doesn’t play with the ultra-luxury players like Rolls Royce or Bentley, their vehicles often compare nicely to entry-level luxury competitors such as the Mercedes C-Class and BMW’s 3-series. Technically a luxury-hybrid, the XC90 T8 is no exception to Volvo’s confused history. Featuring a super-charged and turbo-charged two liter V-4, this hybrid crossover comes with leather upholstery, a full suite of navigation and infotainment screens, crystal accented shifter, and third-row seating so the whole family can ride in quiet luxury.