Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine practicality & boot space
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Impressively for a plug-in hybrid, the S90 T8 offers the same amount of interior and luggage space as its more conventional siblings, with a decent amount of room for front and rear passengers.
Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine interior space, storage & comfort
The S90 T8 doesn’t have the same amount of storage options you might find in an SUV or MPV, but it’s perfectly adequate. Crucially, the batteries don't impinge on interior space, which is the same as the non-hybrid models.
Up front, a neat cover slides back to reveal two cup-holders, ahead of a large central storage bin. The glovebox and door bins are all of a good size, while the rear armrest folds down and contains two more cup-holders and a storage tray. In the back, there’s a good amount of space for three adults, although the centre seat is best for occasional use only.
On the plus side, the front seats are shaped in a way that maximises knee and legroom for rear-seat passengers, although it can feel a touch claustrophobic without the optional sunroof and in the R-Design Pro with its black seats and headlining.
Remarkably, the hybrid T8 Twin Engine doesn’t give up any boot space to its batteries, so you get the same 500 litres of luggage capacity as you do in the diesel and petrol versions. That’s only 60 litres less than the V90 T8 Twin Engine estate.
The boot in the S90 is smaller than in the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF and Audi A6, but larger than the Infiniti Q70 and Lexus GS. In common with most cars in this class, there’s a large load lip before you can access the luggage area, although the boot itself is a good, square shape.
All T8 models come with a powered bootlid, which can be operated hands-free on the Inscription trim level. You’ll also find a 12v socket inside the boot, along with a ski hatch behind the centre armrest so you can carry long items back from the ski run or DIY store.