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hy­brid driv­e­train with a 1.4-litre tur­bopetrol com­bin­ing with two elec­tric mo­tors pow­ered by a 12.4kWh lithium-ion bat­tery pack. Skoda reck­ons such a set-up is good for 0-100km/h in 7.4sec and fuel con­sump­tion of 2.3L/100km on av­er­age thanks to an EV range of 50km.

This is the Volk­swa­gen T-Cross Breeze con­cept, pre­view­ing the new Polo-sized cross­over. Ex­pect the pro­duc­tion ver­sion to have a roof but. The con­cept is a lit­tle longer than the cur­rent Cross Polo and is also wider with a longer wheel­base. How the T-Cross will look even­tu­ally is un­clear but the in­te­rior fea­tures dig­i­tal in­stru­ments and touch screen dis­plays, and un­der the bon­net lies an 81kW, 1.0-litre three-pot­ter with 175Nm. It pow­ers the fronts via a seven-speed twin-clutch. T-Cross will form one of many new VW SUVs com­ing soon, in­clud­ing a Golf-based high-rider, a larger seven-seat Tiguan, and a new cross­over po­si­tioned be­low Touareg.

Volvo’s T6 Drive-E en­gine is now avail­able in the AWD S60 and V60 R-Design, and XC60 Lux­ury and R-Design vari­ants. The twin-charger 2.0-litre four mates with the eight-speed auto and out­puts 225kW and 400Nm in the XC60 Lux­ury. R-Design mod­els get 228kW and 430Nm thanks to Polestar Op­ti­mi­sa­tion. The S60 is said to hit 100km/h in 5.8sec and is rated at 6.9L/100km, while the V60 takes 0.1sec longer with 7.0L/100km its con­sump­tion claim. The XC60 is good for 6.8sec and 7.7L/100km. The S60 is $82,990, the V $2000 more, the XC60 Lux­ury is $86,990 and the R car­ries a $3K pre­mium.

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