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Future Models — 2014 V60

Volvo turns up on plug-in V60

Battery ram: A battery pack is maneuvered the back of a V60 PHEV on the regular line at Volvo s Swedish

Mass-production of diesel-electric Volvo V60 big chance of local launch

20 2012

VOLVO has ramped up of its pioneering diesel-electric plug-in V60 wagon in a move that good news for potential in Australia.

The Swedish company to build between 4000 and of the vehicles in the new model year at quadruple the number built in the trial batch of 1000 for the current model year.

For Volvo Car Australia, this a good chance of securing of the vehicle within 2013, in the second half.

VCA public manager Oliver Peagam the V60 PHEV was still not confirmed for but the company still had its hand up for it.

We are going through the whole he said. As we have said we have certainly put our hand up for it and are keen to get it here as soon as

Mr Peagam said the decision to up production at Volvo s Torslanda in the company s home town of was good news for Australia as it the chances of approval for this

Unlike other plug-in vehicles such as the Holden the V60 PHEV is built on the same line as the standard V60 and S60.

top: Volvo V60 PHEV; of the Volvo V60 PHEV.

Areas of the assembly line had to be rebuilt to the process, which involves an 300 parts covering the electric and battery.

The diesel engine, motor, transmission, control and wiring are all assembled on a pallet with the front and rear and then the body is lowered on

Volvo V60 PHEV

The lithium-ion battery pack is maneuvered in through the rear and rotated to drop it into its in the wagon s floor.

The 11.2kWh battery has sufficient power to the V60 for 50km on electric power, through the rear wheels, the five-cylinder diesel engine in, driving the front wheels.

Car Corporation senior vice-president of and development Peter Mertens Volvo was the first company to a plug-in vehicle into the assembly line.

The integration in the production flow gives the hybrid buyer the possibility to in principle all options available for the V60, he said.

The first 1000 vehicles all pre-sold in Europe, and Volvo orders are already flooding in for the batch.

The V60 PHEV can achieve a 1.9 litres per 100km on the European fuel economy combined cycle, yet can accelerate from to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds equal the current fastest V60, the T6.

The plug-in V60, which was in concept form at the Australian Motor Show in Melbourne year, is set to become VCA s first car, as the company did not offer the C30 DRIVe that was leased to in Europe.

The V60 PHEV is expected to become the of the V60 range, with a price above the current most model, the $78,490 T6 R-Design, a luxury car tax discount of about due to its low fuel consumption.


Although the V60 will create waves as a car when it arrives in Australia, VCA will launch an even important vehicle the new V40 small car in

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