The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid rechargeable diesel hybrid car production gets under way in November 2012 and limited to only 1000 cars only available in Electric Silver exterior color for 2013 model year and will increase to 4,000 – 6,000 cars for 2014 model year. The price is starting at EUR 57,000. The new V60 Plug-in Hybrid is result of close cooperation between Volvo Car Corporation and Swedish electricity supplier Vattenfall.
The new car is also characterized by 17-inch wheels, integrated exhaust tailpipes, glossy black accents in the grille and front spoiler. The lower part of the tailgate and the front wings features a chromed “Plug-in Hybrid” emblem.
Inside, the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid features black leather upholstery with contrasting stitching and inlays of blue-grey wood, leather covered steering wheel. Among the standard equipments are speed-dependent power steering, parking sensors front and rear, Multimedia DVD audio system with its 4×40 W amplifier, eight loudspeakers and seven-inch screen.
Powering the front wheel of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is a five-cylinder 2.4 litre turbodiesel producing power output of 215 hp and peak torque of 440 Nm. The rear axle is powered by an electric motor producing 70 hp. The electric motor is supplied with power from an 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack installed under the floor of the load compartment.
The D6 badge on the tailgate firmed that the combined performance of the 5-cylinder turbodiesel and electric motor puts the V60 Plug-in hybrid within the same hp range as the petrol powered T6.