Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine running costs

Pure electric running means short commutes can be done without burning fuel, but the Volvo will be expensive to tax and insure

Insurance group Warranty Service intervals 2018/19 company car cost (20%/40%)
44E 60,000 miles / 36 months 12 months £1,573.00 / £3,146.00

There’s no avoiding the fact that the V90 T8 Twin Engine is an expensive car, and it’ll cost quite a bit to insure given its list price and desirability. At well over £40,000, it’s not cheap to tax either, as it's taxed at the higher rate levied on more expensive cars.

Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine insurance group

Unsurprisingly, and given that the V90 T8 Twin Engine is powerful and an expensive car to buy, it occupies a lofty insurance group. Sitting in group 43, it’s strongly advised that you check out how much the V90 T8 will cost to cover per year before you take the plunge, so shop around to see if you can find affordable cover. Like most manufacturers, Volvo offers its own cover, too.

Warranty

Volvo’s standard warranty applies: three years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Any component failure attributable to faulty materials or workmanship during manufacture will be fixed free of charge by a Volvo dealer. There are two extended warranties, which can be selected for a fee.

The battery pack is covered by a separate warranty. Any material defect in the pack will be rectified free of charge for eight years from the date the vehicle is first delivered or up to 100,000 miles – again, whichever comes first.

Servicing

Volvo recommends a service every 12 months or 12,500 miles – whichever comes first. A number of interest-free service plans are offered, ranging from two years’ coverage to a maximum of six under one plan. On-call Volvo Assistance is included as part of an extended service plan.

Road tax

Emitting 49g/km of CO2, the V90 T8 Twin Engine is tax-exempt for the first 12 months from registration, given that the hybrid powertrain means it qualifies as an alternatively fuelled vehicle. However, given that its list price is over £40,000 new, the rate goes up to £440 annually for five years after that.

Depreciation

The data suggests that the V90 T8 Twin Engine should hold its value to a respectable degree. Residual experts predict that both the R-Design Pro and Inscription Pro variants should keep around 42% of their value over three years or 30,000 miles – whichever arrives first.