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Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid drive review

Monday, 25 2013 10:40 AM

The Volvo V60 Hybrid is a specialist car that work well for those maximise its attributes

The new Volvo V60 Hybrid uses a 2.4-litre, 212bhp turbodiesel engine up to drive the front wheels and a electric motor to drive the wheels. It’s an all-wheel Volvo estate that, the city, is designed to use its electric for zero emissions where or four-wheel drive if you or the car decide grip is required, while at speeds or more you’ll than likely be using the engine only.

There are driving mode buttons on the Pure (electric only), (let the car decide for best and Power (for all the punt V60 can muster). At best sprint see 62mph in just 5.8 seconds and a top of 143mph, and that’s all pretty for a car with Hybrid in its name.

If you’re gentle with the gas the powerful electric motor and chunk of battery under the floor could carry you to 80mph. All of this latest / hybrid tech means Volvo can publish some eco-figures at 155.2mpg and 48g/km of Such a low CO2 figure immediately the V60 Hybrid interesting to company car trying to trim their in kind tax and eco-families living in cities that travel 31 (the V60’s electric range on a full charge) or per day.

But even Volvo expect 150mpg in the real After a few fast and mountainous with the V60 Hybrid the in-dash was showing me around 35mpg.

So, car is all about super-low official CO2 and an option to use only electricity town ducking congestion and topping up the car’s battery at over night when is cheaper. A double-driving-style car then, but at (take £5,000 off for the Plug-In Car you’ll really want to the electric only usage and the pricey diesel pumps. If a motorway mile muncher it’s probably not the car for your as you’ll be running the big diesel too much day to day.

Volvo predicts around 150 UK sales of their new V60 Plug-In so it s clearly a bit specialist.

Into the

The usual top of the range Volvo await inside this car V60 Plug-In Hybrid, with of leather, a pair of handsomely front seats and a clean and built dashboard and centre

The teak-looking veneer is V60 Plug-In and there’s also the latest gear knob and full full digital Volvo panel to enjoy. The clocks are crisp and informative. The colour screen is a good size, and as is with the numerous Volvos I’ve driven recently, wide ranging adjustment in and steering wheel to help a comfortable driving position.

Even for a very tall like me.

The interior is where it be fit and finish wise for a car that over £48k, and of course the extra length of this car for longer loads, although the big pack built into the floor and specifically crash eats into the boot’s a touch, and with the electric adds 250kg to the weight of V60.

The drive, through motorway, hairpins and snow

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You won’t notice that 250kg in a straight line car weighs 1,995kg at the kerb but the is obviously controlling a fairly car. Keeping that mass in check is a stiffer and version of the standard V60’s and you will feel the stiffness. rutted city roads a fair bit of jiggle and bounce, but on roads this turns racy-feeling control and poise.

Around town is where car is meant to be used however.

V60 is quick off the mark with the motor making instant (147lb ft) while the powerful engine up front catches its and builds its chunky 324lb ft of from 1500-3000rpm. The 6-speed gearbox is quick and smooth, the cruising nature of the Hybrid, and it was to have all-wheel drive the Scottish snow started to

After a good hour of driving through deserted hill roads the mpg started to but back-lane-blasting wasn’t really in the V60 design brief. It’s good at this for a weighty car with that stiff keeping most of the extra in check, but that big battery is always noticeably during direction changes. The brakes Volvo-powerful do take a firm

It was good fun to blast the V60 through the but this will chew your economy, so if you’re serious about one of these, it for a test drive around and try to maximise its electric only with a gentle right and see if it will silently cover daily commute, of up to 31 miles on a charge. If electricity is the main for your V60 Plug-In Hybrid the savings on diesel will add up, Volvo excepting an average fuel saving of fifty per over a standard V60 diesel.

Ten sum up

The new Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid is the V60, but also the most and very firm around However, if you want size, comfort, plenty of range, and in kind savings, and can really the car’s electric side, it all start to stack up in the V60 Hybrid’s It’s available to order

Use the Volvo On Call app to control and to your V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars


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