Volvo V60 PlugIn Hybrid first drive review Review Autocar

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Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid drive review

What is it?

The V60 Plug-in Hybrid sports a 2.4-litre turbodiesel driving the wheels and a 69bhp electric driving the rears. It can travel up to 31 in pure electric mode.

In mode, the diesel and electric combine to deliver the most progress. Or if you’re feeling a bit select Epower mode and the and electric motors deliver they’ve got in the name of performance.

In hybrid or even pure mode, if your right demands more power the battery can deliver on its own, the fires up. However, if you treat the as though there’s a hand trapped under it, you can actually top out at on electricity alone.

What is it

Volvo has done a great job of the V60’s refinement, which was a bit rough in earlier prototypes. the transition between pure motoring and diesel fire-up is imperceptible.

The official fuel figure is 155.2mpg. Volvo for one moment suggesting that the buyer will get that in the world, although if you do an inner-city of less than 30 miles a day you be able to get a pretty amazing I got 32.7mpg during my time the V60, which included very hard miles real-world, either), so that’s better than it looks.


For the record, 0-60mph takes

Less good is the V60’s quality. Very firmly and riding on low-resistance tyres stiff sidewalls, the V60’s around town is just too over broken surfaces.

Power mode is good but the V60 Hybrid’s extra 250kg with the non-hybrid equivalent itself felt during changes of direction; it’s having two Johnny Vegases in the car you. The handling balance feel surprisingly neutral, and the hybrid V60’s weight of 55 per cent front and 45 per cent is actually better than the car’s.

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Should I buy one?

So does rather special V60 make Well, leaving apart the ride quality, even management admits that if you do a mileage this isn’t the car for On a long motorway run, 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 that the V60 could work for

However, for the vast majority of us probably won’t be the case, and after the £5000 Plug-in Car this is still a £43,775 car – £5000 more than the expensive non-hybrid D5 V60. reason enough to explain cautious forecast of just 150 this year.

Volvo V60 Hybrid

Price £48,775; 5.8sec; Top speed 143mph 155.2mpg (combined); CO2 48g/km; weight 1995kg; Engine 5 in line, 2400cc, turbodiesel electric motor; Power at 4000rpm (diesel), 69bhp Torque 324lb ft at 1500-3000rpm 147lb ft (electric); Gearbox automatic

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

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