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Volvo adds second diesel PHEV to V60 range

The D5 Twin Engine uses the same five-cylinder diesel engine and 68bhp electric motor as in the D6 version introduced in 2013, but the former is de-tuned to 163bhp instead of 220bhp.

As both models feature the same battery pack, under the boot floor, the electric range of 32 miles is unaffected, and it offers the same 48g/km CO2 emissions and 7% BiK for drivers as the original version.

There are no directly comparable versions, but the D5 Twin Engine is offered exclusively in the SE Nav trim level, which is priced at £38,105 on the road. The D6 Twin Engine is available from SE Lux Nav upwards, priced from £50,105 on the road.

Selwyn Cooper, head of business sales for Volvo Car UK, said: “The addition of the V60 D5 Twin Engine will only increase the V60’s appeal for business users, thanks to its impressive CO2 and tax figures, and builds on our global electrification strategy of introducing other plug-in hybrid vehicles to our range.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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