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Volvo V60 Electric Cars

Volvo Confirms 2014 US of V60; We Present a 2014 V60 Plug-In Hybrid First Review

2014 Volvo V60 Hybrid

The Volvo V60 Plug-in (along with the non-plug-in V60 R-Design wagon) made its US at the 2013 New York Auto And there s now confirmation direct Volvo that the conventional plug-in) V60 wagon will be here in the states after a hiatus.

The conventional V60 will to the US in early 2014, so does mean that the V60 plug-in be sold in the US, too?  Speculation is it may wind up here someday, in a slightly altered form.

2014 Volvo V60 Plug-In

If there s even a slight that the Volvo V60 Plug-In will end up of these shores, the question of What s it drive is relevant.  So, here we turn to an review of the updated 2014 V60 Hybrid for a review of the vehicle might someday show up on the lot of nearest Volvo dealer.

The v60 features a 212-horsepower 2.4-liter engine, which directs 324 of torque to the front wheels and a 147 pound-feet of torque electric driving the rears.  In this the V60 plug-in is what s commonly to as a through-the-road hybrid.

In electric-only mode the plug-in wagon can cover up to 31 miles, but s likely an optimistic number a battery capacity of only kWh, of which only 8 kWh is The V60 plug-in hits up to 78 mph on electric-only but is rather frisky in hybrid The 0 to 60 mph dash can be accomplished in 5.8 seconds and top is listed at 143 mph.

Ok, so it s a performance machine, but how do the fuel figures look?  Volvo the official fuel economy is 155.2 mpg (under Europe s cycle), but no buyer is likely to get out in the real world.  As Autocar the V60 plug-in seems tuned towards performance, not efficiency.

Volvo V60 Electric Cars

  that said, the V60 plug-in easily return 32 mpg in hard driving in hybrid mode, a that s quite respectable the wagon s hefty curb of 4,400 pounds.

Provided it to the US, the real question is Should you buy   Autocar s answer to that is basically no, but here s the magazine s response:

So does this rather V60 make sense? Well, apart the poor ride even Volvo management that if you do a highish mileage isn t the car for you. On a long motorway you re basically driving a diesel with a bit of a weight problem. But if you that short city travel into central (no congestion charge) and like the of low benefit-in-kind charges, it s possible the V60 could work for you.

However, for the vast majority of us probably won t be the case, and even the £5000 Plug-in Car Grant is still a £43,775 ($66,512 US) car – £5000 more than the expensive non-hybrid D5 V60. That s enough to explain Volvo s forecast of just 150 sales year.

We d agree that a price tag in the mid-$60,000 range, plug-in wagon would be a sell, but Volvo knows If it shipped stateside, we re sure a drop would come way, too.

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

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