VOLVO V60 1.6 DRIVe 115PS ES Start/Stop

  • Used model
  • Diesel, Executive
  • 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
119 g/km
63 mpg
NGC Rating

VOLVO V60 review

NGC verdict 20.11.2013

On the basis of this test the technology doesn't yet deliver anywhere near enough benefits for its cost. Who would spend nearly £50,000 on a hybrid when you can get the same diesel engine for £34,745 or a 115bhp version for £22,495? On journeys over ten miles it becomes a diesel car carrying unnecessary extra weight.

It would be interesting to see how the car operates in snowy conditions with all four wheels powered. How effectively does Volvo moderate the instant torque from the electric motor to the rear wheels to avoid skids? You wonder how many plug-in V60s Volvo think they will sell when they don't even list the car on the journalists' Newspress website? Only committed environmentalists with narrowly defined motoring needs, and deep pockets will consider this car.

Review by Russell Bray

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Official MPG
63 mpg
4.5 litres/100km
Real MPG
49 mpg
5.8 litres/100km
Fuel cost
11.2 p/mile
Fuel price
121 p/litre


Official CO2
119 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
5 euro
NOx:117 mg/km
PM:1 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


1st year rate
£0 16/17
Band C
12 month rate
Std rate
£30 16/17
Band C
12 month rate
BIK rate
23% 16/17
25% (17/18)
27% (18/19)

VOLVO V60 1.6 DRIVe 115PS ES Start/Stop key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Engine Size
    1560cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 6-speed
  • Engine Power
    113 HP / 115 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    10.7 seconds
  • Top Speed
    118 mph / 190 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    No Discount

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