Lucky Europeans Volvo Details V60 Diesel PlugIn Hybrid Wagon Automotivebox

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VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Lucky Europeans: Volvo Details V60 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Wagon

Swedish automaker Volvo has finally stopped teasing fans and the automotive press with dribbles of information and released full mechanical details on its Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid which debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor show .

We first posted about a Volvo diesel hybrid all the way back in February, 2007. We then covered Volvo s plans to sell diesel hybrids in Europe and its subsequent plans for a V60 wagon version. Engine details and sales information have been dribbling out ever since .

Volvo continues to emphasize the Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid wagon is for Europe only, which is sad. Some of the more interesting details on the Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid include:

The Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid wagon, when driven in default Hybrid mode, will have a range of 621 miles. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid wagon can travel up to 32 miles on battery power alone (Pure mode). Also, by pressing Save, V60 diesel plug-in hybrid owners can always ensure there s plenty of stored battery power available to travel up to 12.5 miles on pure electricity before the diesel engine kicks in.

Power mode emphasizes performance. According to Volvo, the V60 s combined diesel engine and electric motors generate 285 horsepower and can zip from a standstill to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.

Two heating systems keep the Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid wagon s interior toasty, an important selling point in northern Europe (though not as much here in sunny California).

Front wheels of the Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid are powered by the 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine (yes, Virginia, such odd cylinder configurations exist), while the electric motor moves the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is available by the simple press of a button. Volvo says such an at need system is more fuel-efficient than an all-wheel drive system that s continuously on.

There are no traditional gauges (i.e. speedometer, etc.) in the Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid. Instead, the station wagon uses a configurable display for all necessary driver information.

The Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid wagon will be only offered in one color: Electric Silver. How appropriate.

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo has not released fuel economy figures or pricing information on the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, but as Volvo s vice president of public affairs Geno Effler reiterated, it s a moot point. The Volvo V60 remains strictly a European vehicle, and it won t be shown at next month s Detroit auto show .


Automotive.com s take . Americans need to get over their diesel and wagon-phobias and all allow such vehicles to roll alongside their fuel efficient kin.

Source: Volvo

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