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Volvo V90 Recharge hybrid costs, insurance, warranty & tax

Pure-electric running means short commutes can be done without burning fuel, but the Volvo V90 Recharge T6 hybrid will be expensive to insure

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

3.5 out of 5

Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervalsAnnual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
41-423yrs / 60,000 miles1yr / 12,500 milesFrom £1,323 / £2,646

There’s no avoiding the fact that the Volvo V90 Recharge T6 hybrid is an expensive car to buy, 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 attracts the higher rate levied on more expensive cars the first five times you tax them. Company-car tax is where the Recharge T6's ultra-low CO2 emissions start to pay dividends: a 40% taxpayer will pay approximately half as much per year to run a T6 compared to the B4 diesel version.

Volvo V90 Recharge hybrid insurance group

Unsurprisingly, and given that the V90 Recharge T6 is powerful and an expensive car to buy, it occupies a lofty insurance group. Groups are 41 for Plus trim and 42 for the more expensive Ultimate.

Warranty

Volvo’s standard warranty applies to all V90 models – hybrid or otherwise. Buying a car new means you'll get a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, expiring as soon as you hit one of these milestones. 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

Every V90 hybrid costs more than £40,000 new, so the VED rate is £480 annually for five years after that, before dropping to £145 in year six – in both cases, a £10 discount on the rate for a purely petrol or diesel-powered car.

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