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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

*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

When is the launch in USA?

Does anybody have a clue?
rj vanro's picture

How much are the oil companies paying you Volvo?

Bring the car to the North America. The old excuse that North Americans don't want this technology/economy is bogus and an outright lie.
Joanna's picture

Volvo hybrids or electric vehicles

Please let us have a choice and offer Volvo hybrids or diesel/electric vehicles as readily as the gasoline versions. I am planning to wait with purchasing another Volvo until a hybrid or diesel is available without jumping through hoops. I am on my third Volvo now and I think 3 gasoline only ones is enough.
Anonymous's picture

Volvo XC60 PHEV

I was in Germany when Volvo introduced the V60 concept car. I thought, "I really wish they would put this drive train in a XC60 and I will buy one before I go back to the states". We were teased with a possible release of the XC60 PHEV in 2011 which never materialized. After leaving Germany they released the V60. Now I am in Seoul and fortunately I need only one car. I will return to the states in 2015 and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the XC60 PHEV will be available in some form, gas or diesel, when I have to buy another vehicle. It is the no compromise choice in PHEV.
Dave's picture

Disappointment again

Geez! How many times does Mercedes, VW, Volvo, and smart car have to disappoint us by promises of bringing Euro-spec rides to the US only to be pressured by a focus group, or the EPA not to. Talk about energy independence as a driving public means allowing us to take advantage of what the rest of the work has offered. Let the marketplace decide what cars to ship the American public. There is a large number of us that understand what is possible in a car and are turning to the Japanese car makers to reach some level of satisfaction. Just frustrating that the XC90 is what Volvo thinks all of us here want to drive. I am from Europe and know the difference. When will Volvo wise up and find customers by being a real car company. Get out of the board room and visit with discerning motorists. Signed, Frustrated !
Martin's picture

How disappointing about lack of diesel in US

Diesel is becoming more available in the US and with the fact that I will need to fill up even less because of the plug-in hybrid it's very disappointing not to get that option! Otherwise it sounds like a great car!
Anonymous's picture

Diesel electric hybrid Volvo V60

I have been a huge fan of Volvo since my college years. I am eagerly waiting for a hybrid Volvo to become available in U.S. please bring the hybrid V60 to the U.S. let this be the one.
Anonymous's picture

2.4L is too big

The long range MPG of that plug-in hybrid is limited by the large 2.4L diesel. Make it a 1.6L diesel and then you'll get better MPG. With 2.4L you probably don't get any better highway MPG than a 2L VW jetts/Passat so it's unremarkable.
 Ron Erickson's picture

Volvo for ever

I have owned a lot of cars through my life. Currently I own a 17 year old Volvo 850 with 180,000 miles on it, that refuses to give up. Only repair so far 1 alternator, 2 batteries, 3 sets of Michelin tires and 1 drivebelt. The other car is a 2002 XC AWD. Still gets 24-25 mpg has 130,000 miles 3 set of tires used, 1 replace battery. Spent $900 on the 100,000 miles service to change drivebelts no other repairs. I also had a supercharge Thunderbird lasted 5 years,had to rebuild drivetrain. Dodge intrepid for 60,000 miles A/C blew out, but was covered by warrenty. Camaro for 4 year no problem with it. I like to buy the V60 hybride if it comes to America.

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