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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

Volvo plug in hybrid

WHY IF IT IS BEING PRODUCED WHY NOT IN THE U.S ?? I would not bother with buying this car with these politics!! NOT FAIR!!! For the U.S. Consumers and the Air We breath!!
UK Diesel's picture

Give Me A Diesel Engine In North America

At around 50 mpg (US gallons), I'd rather have their UK version of the V40, that averages 65 mpg (combined driving) and is cleaner than the hybrid by 17 g/km of CO2. I do not understand why Volvo and VW do not build the North American versions of their cars with the diesel engines available in the UK. At 65 mpg coupled with their low maintenance requirements more people would be opting for diesels.
Dave's picture

Reply

EPA emissions standards keep them out of the US. Volkswagon tried their diesel here but had to cheat the EPA inspections to make them pass.
Skip's picture

VW has been using old DPF

VW has been using old DPF technology that doesn't use DEF, all they need to do is upgrade to DEF DPF to meet US EPA standards.
Ray's picture

And what about a diesel plug in for Canada?

Currently driving my 8th Volvo - an XC70 - I am appalled that Volvo seems to conduct no research into what Canadian consumers want. Diesel hybrids like the European V60 are so obviously the way to go. Why not make diesel hybrids available here? Are Europeans that different? If you don't do something soon, Volvo, you will be losing brand-loyal customers like me to other manufacturers who have got it right!! And please offer diesel hybrids in the XC70 format - it is a really practical vehicle for Canada, as I am sure your past sales will have proven.
Anonymous's picture

Why not Diesel for the US?

I've been using nothing but Volvos since 1968 for my family. Why can't Volvo figure out how to meet the USA EPA standards for diesels? Other companies are able to comply for both cars and trucks. Is it really that hard to add whatever emission controls are needed? I'm not complaining about the EPA standards -- I think strict pollution standards are in order -- but I just cannot believe that a company with a long history of practical innovations has such difficulty meeting the USA standards. Volvo certainly quickly adapted to the strict California standard for its gasoline engines long ago.
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

The United states have the best lobbists

So our country does whatever the oil conglomerate wants!

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