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I remember a set of 3 buttons for [Pure][Hybrid][Power] that Volvo showed at one point (& attached in a thread here somewhere)
Dunno if they actually/still(?) had/have them BUT
wonder if a [Power] setting would preserve & regen battery charge for just/mainly acceleration?
so it'd (practically) never get used up completely?
The sales guy seemed to indicate that it didn't have regen capability, which would basically mean once the 20 miles was up, you're out of electric power until you recharge that evening. I talked him into giving me his brochure/sales book (everyone is going digital now ), but I haven't had a chance to comb through it and find out more about the T8 setup.

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My MKX order has been scheduled for the last week of October which puts ETA around the 1st week of December, quite a bit later that I was expecting so I have to extend the lease by 3 months. I've been itching to try German for awhile so I may just go check out a BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, and Audi Q5. They are the obvious choices but the X5 with the 3.0L Twin Turbo has my attention and I still find that the most attractive option both from a packaging, design, and performance standpoint. Not quite sold on Volvo XC60 just yet.
Have you looked at the Land Rover Discovery?

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The sales guy seemed to indicate that it didn't have regen capability, which would basically mean once the 20 miles was up, you're out of electric power until you recharge that evening. I talked him into giving me his brochure/sales book (everyone is going digital now ), but I haven't had a chance to comb through it and find out more about the T8 setup.
please let us know when you go thru the brochure, @rmc523
I always thought the electric motors functioned as generators during 'braking' so No hybrid couldN'T re-gen/re-capture the energy

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please let us know when you go thru the brochure, @rmc523
I always thought the electric motors functioned as generators during 'braking' so No hybrid couldN'T re-gen/re-capture the energy
I thought so too, so I was surprised when he said that.

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Have you looked at the Land Rover Discovery?
Discovery is smaller - think Escape size.

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I thought so too, so I was surprised when he said that.



Discovery is smaller - think Escape size.
The Discovery is quite a bit bigger than an Escape, it's around the size of an Explorer.

And I honestly haven't given that one much thought but it's a stunning SUV to look at, not as enamored by the interior as I am with other Land Rovers.
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please let us know when you go thru the brochure, @rmc523
I always thought the electric motors functioned as generators during 'braking' so No hybrid couldN'T re-gen/re-capture the energy
So here's more info from the brochure. He was indeed wrong.

-Gas engine drives the front wheels.
-Electric motor drives the rear wheels.
-4 drive modes:
  • Hybrid Mode - uses both gas and electric
  • Pure - electric motor only
  • Power - full output of gas and electric motors for best performance
  • Individual - you can apparently determine the combo of the two
    ---If equipped, air suspension also adjusts with those modes
-Quoting the brochure - "Charging the battery is quick and easy. Drive the car and it charges the battery with a generator and regenerative braking. If you need to top it up, plug into the main supply and the battery can be fully charged in under 3 hours."
-I don't recall the exact mileage figures, but I think it was somewhere in the ranges of around 55-60 MPGe and 25-27 MPG combined. And I think the electric only range was 18 miles.

I wish I had taken a picture of the window sticker of the one I saw.

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The Discovery is quite a bit bigger than an Escape, it's around the size of an Explorer.

And I honestly haven't given that one much thought but it's a stunning SUV to look at, not as enamored by the interior as I am with other Land Rovers.
Whoops, you're right - I was thinking of the Discovery Sport; I forgot about the regular Discovery. I agree about the interior. While good looking on the outside, the Land Rovers (vs Range Rovers) are on the cheaper side inside materials-wise.
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^ never easy to find one when ya want one...


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^ never easy to find one when ya want one...

Yup, I actually had a picture of a T6 window sticker, but not a T8 window sticker.

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