Volvo Introduces Cheaper Version Of V60 Plug-In Hybrid In UK
Volvo introduced an entry level version of its first diesel plug-in hybrid V60 D6 Twin Engine, which has been available throughout Europe since 2013. (We believe we are still allowed to print the word “diesel”, but are not 100% sure)
The new version – the V60 D5 Twin Engine in the UK starts at £38,105 (or around $51,000), which is some £12,070 (24%) cheaper than the D6 (£50,175 or $67,250). However, the one-step lower trim level (SE Nav compared to SE Lux Nav) does prevent a perfectly direct comparison.
Also interesting is that a five-cylinder diesel engine (with electric motor) is the same in both the D5 and D6 versions, only a de-tuned version in the D5’s case from 220bhp to 163bhp.
The battery pack is unchanged at 11.2 kWh, so range the NEDC range rating of up to 32 miles/52 km (or about 23 miles/37 km “real world”/EPA equivalent77) would be unaffected.
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.”
source: EV Fleet World