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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid exterior, courtesy of Volvo
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid exterior, courtesy of Volvo
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid x-ray, courtesy of Volvo
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid charge port, courtesy of Volvo
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid interior, courtesy of Volvo
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid interior, courtesy of Volvo

Description

The V60 Plug-in Hybird is one of the first ever plug-in diesel hybrids*. The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be driven by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel engine*, which produces 215 horsepower and maximum torque of 440 Nm.  The rear axle features ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) in the form of an electric motor producing 70 horsepower, which receives its power from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The car features a six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will have 3 driving modes: Pure, which offers as much electric power as possible; Hybrid, which uses both diesel and battery power in an efficient manner; and Power, which combines the diesel engine and electric motor to offer the quickest acceleration. The V60 PHEV is now available for purchase in Europe and will be coming to the US in early 2014.

*The US model will feature a gasoline engine instead of the 2.4 litre turbodiesel engine.

Specs

Vehicle Type: 
Cars & Trucks
Drivetrain: 
PHEV
Range: 
31 mi
Target: 
Now Available
Top Speed: 
143 mph
Price (USD): 
TBA

Comments

Anonymous's picture

want the DIESEL!!

I would buy the DIESEL hybrid but i will not buy the gas version. If you already have something that works and people want it why the change!!
Anonymous's picture

want the DIESEL!!

I would buy the DIESEL hybrid but i will not buy the gas version. If you already have something that works and people want it why the change!!
Marty's picture

Diesel hybrid

I currently drive a diesel Audi A3. The combination of torque, fuel economy and range make this the best commuter car I could buy. The styling and utility are very acceptable. The only shortcoming is that this model does not live up to the classic elegant Audi interior. It is almost truckish. The Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid seems like it would be better in all categories. With a test drive, I would be ready to buy one in a heartbeat.
Anonymous's picture

*The US model will feature a gasoline engine instead of the 2.4

*The US model will feature a gasoline engine instead of the 2.4 litre turbodiesel engine. I DO NOT AGREE VERY WELL WITH THIS STATEMENT...WHY ?...ONLY EUROPEANS DESERVE TO USE DIESEL PLUG-IN HYBRID CARS ????? HOPE THE ONE WHO COMMENTED THIS STATEMENT MAKE AN EXTENSIVE RESEARCH REGARDING THE POLITICS BEHIND THIS UNDER PROVEN, INADEQUATELY ASSESSED STATEMENT.....
Anonymous's picture

Bring diesel to USA

PLEASE BRING DEISEL TO THE UNITED STATES!!!!! I am a Volvo loyalists and until other car manufacturers design a seat similar to Volvo I will always buy Volvo, but the fact that the hybrid is not here already is very frustrating! Now, you are making a gasoline version, this is insulting. Just make the S60 hybrid with the three modes and I would buy the car tomorrow.
Anonymous's picture

Bring diesel to USA

PLEASE BRING DEISEL TO THE UNITED STATES!!!!! I am a Volvo loyalists and until other car manufacturers design a seat similar to Volvo I will always buy Volvo, but the fact that the hybrid is not here already is very frustrating! Now, you are making a gasoline version, this is insulting. Just make the S60 hybrid with the three modes and I would buy the car tomorrow.
Jon Kuniholm's picture

Please reconsider; we'd love to combine the best available tech

Agreed. I'd be more likely to buy this vehicle as a diesel. Don't understand why these companies refuse to import or restrict offerings for diesel in the face of obvious demand. Look at the resale and new sales prices of VW TDI vehicles. Diesel offerings are available from a number of other companies, but it appears that Ford (of interest here because of shared platform I'd assume with Volvo) has apparently decided to "wait and see." http://www.dailytech.com/Ford+Says+It+Can+React+Quickly+If+There+is+US+Demand+for+Diesel+Cars/article29880.htm
JPO's picture

Volvo S60 not diesel in US!!

I agree! Why are we in the US to believe that some gas/ethanol solution will ever be as efficient as diesel. Congrats Volvo on such a perfect design and get on the trolley US. Give us our diesel!
JPO's picture

Volvo S60 not diesel in US!!

I agree! Why are we in the US to believe that some gas/ethanol solution will ever be as efficient as diesel. Congrats Volvo on such a perfect design and get on the trolley US. Give us our diesel!
Anonymous's picture

http://www.pluginamerica.org/vehicles/volvo-v60-plug-hybrid#comm

Why? Because Volvo diesel wouldn't pass NOx limit, which in the USA is much more strict than in EU. Volvo decided that sales would be too small to cover all the R&D and certification expenses to bring their diesel into compliance. Which is still sad...

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