Jointly developed with Vattenfall AB, the wagon features a 2.4-liter five-cylinder diesel engine, an electric motor and a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery.
Volvo has released new information about the V60 Plug-in Hybrid, ahead of its launch in 2012.
Jointly developed with Swedish energy company Vattenfall AB, the wagon features a 2.4-liter five-cylinder diesel engine, an ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) motor and a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. The engine produces 215 PS (158 kW / 212 hp) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque, while the electric motor contributes 70 PS (51 kW / 69 hp) and 200 Nm (149 lb-ft) of torque. This gives the car a combined maximum output of 285 PS (210 kW / 281 hp) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque, which enables it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds.
As you'd expect, there are a variety of driving modes that range from eco-friendly to all out performance. In Pure mode, the V60 runs on electricity as much as possible. Hybrid mode is the default setting and it enables the car is to average 1.9 l/100 km (123.8 mpg US / 148.7 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. Lastly, Power mode allows the engine and electric motor to work together, at full strength, for maximum performance.
Other highlights include adaptive all-wheel drive, a 50 km (31 miles) electric-only range and an overall range of up to 1,200 km (746 miles).