VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid D6 AWD Geartronic Add to compare

  • OTR £Used model
  • Not eligible for OLEV grant
  • Plug-in Diesel Hybrid, Estate
  • 2400cc (2.5 litre), Automatic, 5 door
NGC
42
MPG
157
NEDC
CO2
48
NEDC

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid 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.

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Fuel
Economy

Official MPG
157 mpg
Real MPG
45 mpg
Fuel only
Fuel cost
11.8 p/mile
Fuel: 170 p/litre

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
48
g/km
NEDC
Euro Std
5 euro
NOx:36 mg/km
NGC Ratings
50GHG
AQ30
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

Standard
£0
NEDC
Premium
£510
NEDC
BIK rate
12%
2022/23

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid D6 AWD Geartronic key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Motor Power
    2400cc + 50 kW (elec)
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Engine Power
    215 HP / 218 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    5.8 seconds
  • Top Speed
    143 mph / 230 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    100% Discount CVD
  • Vehicle Inlets
    Type 2
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
    No
  • Official EV driving range
    31 miles
  • Rapid charging option
    No

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