Volvo V60 D6 AWD PlugIn Hybrid test drive Bath Chronicle

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Volvo V60 D6 AWD Plug-In Hybrid drive

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How much you pay for an estate that had four-wheel prodigious torque and the ability to hit from rest in under six Forty grand?

For not much than that, Volvo’s V60 Hybrid does all of that and also return 155mpg and of emissions.

In theory at least. are a few caveats that suggest this is a work in progress, but the are mightily impressive.

That the V60 Plug-In Hybrid is isn’t up for debate. With going to all four-wheels, it’ll hit in just 5.8 seconds when into Power mode. you get the 69bhp electric motor the 212bhp 2.4-litre turbodiesel, an initial slug of torque the turbochargers spool up, the six-speed taking the thinking out of straight acceleration.

Top speed is rated at and when clicked into mode, you can run the V60 on electric power up to a max of 78mph. Impressive stuff. It go for very far like this the diesel motor harrumphs into life but what does motorway speeds on power? The ride quality is thanks to the stiff run-flat and the handling isn’t helped by the 250kg of batteries, no matter they’re mounted low in the car to help centre of gravity.

So yes, this is a very car but it’s certainly no hot hatch shown a tricky set of corners. The and suspension does its best but the of a pair of burly policemen has an effect.

The Volvo V60’s a discreetly looking thing too. Its curves gently down the rear and the bonnet curls towards the nose. Where old designs were a riot of this one has barely a straight on it.

It’s not just different for the of being different though.

The stance, short overhangs and shape work well. there’s similar attention to the aesthetics with a stylish and clearly presented controls but is it

Make no mistake, the Volvo V60 Hybrid is a very impressive How could a well-equipped and beautifully estate car that can crack six to 60mph yet still average than 60mpg when with no great regard to economy be anything but? The is that in achieving these contradictory achievements, it imposes a of compromises that many be prepared to countenance.

It weighs a of kilos off two tonnes and you’ll that through corners. It very firmly.

It’s no more spacious a Ford Focus. And it costs £44,000. These are not trifling and while Volvo should be for bringing what is undeniably a special car to market, it’s one will only really for the smallest of customer niches.

supremely modest sales of 150 sales per year recognises fact, but should this fit your specific requirements, probably love it for its other-wordly For the rest of us, it’s merely a diverting curiosity.

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