If the eye-catching exterior and interior designs are what draw you to the Volvo V90, then the efficient engines and low running costs are what will keep your attention. The diesels offer between 45 and 50mpg, while the petrols can manage between 34- and 40mpg in mixed conditions. All have mild-hybrid technology but there’s only one plug-in hybrid model on offer, the V90 Recharge.
The T6 Recharge plug-in is capable of up to an astonishing 353.1mpg and can cover more than 53 miles in pure electric mode, thanks to an enlarged battery pack as part of a midlife facelift; you’ll also only have to tax it according to 20g/km of CO2 emissions. However, if this electric-only mileage is less than your daily commute then you’ll hardly have to visit a petrol station if you drive it carefully and charge regularly.