This is the brand-new Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine, and it represents a pretty big moment for the Swedish brand. That’s because this particular XC40 is a plug-in hybrid – meaning Volvo is the first manufacturer to offer a PHEV powertrain in every one of its cars.

Incidentally, Volvo is also claiming that this is the UK’s first plug-in hybrid premium compact SUV. It’s an important car then, so you’ll be wanting some details…

Unlike the T8 Twin Engines in the rest of Volvo’s range, the T5 is front wheel drive only. The powertrain consists of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 180bhp, an 82bhp electric motor connected to a 10.7kWh battery pack, and a new seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox.