New Volvo V60 to include two PHEV versions
The new Volvo V60 estate will launch with a choice of two petrol plug-in hybrid versions later this year, the carmaker has revealed.
Unveiled today, the V60 renews Volvo Cars’ presence in the compact executive sector, rivalling products including the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. At the time of going to press, only the C-Class is available as a PHEV estate.
The launch line-up includes two plug-in hybrid versions, mirroring the outgoing model, but this time based on a petrol engine instead of a diesel. The T6 Twin Engine produces 336bhp, while the T8 Twin Engine puts out 385bhp – both feature an electric rear axle and petrol engine in the front, as opposed to the front-wheel drive T5 Twin Engine setup which is due to go into the XC40 crossover later this year.
Expect the range to comprise the same Momentum, Inscription and R-Design versions offered in other models, as well as a raised-height Cross Country estate-SUV crossover.
The V60 is also likely to be joined by the S60 saloon, which should appear at a future motor show in regions such as Asia or North America, where four-door bodystyles are more popular than in Europe.
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