Volvo V60 Insights From Geneva – Video

MAR 9 2018 BY MARK KANE 6

Here is one of the most comprehensive first looks at the latest Volvo V60 at the Geneva Motor Show provided by the Autogefühl.

Volvo V60 PHEV (Autogefühl)

The new V60 is a huge step forward compared to the previous generation. The car is larger, offers plenty of space and seems have build quality down to near perfection.

The review covers the exterior, interior and powertrains, which include two (T6 and T8) plug-in hybrid versions that happen to be top-of-the-line.

Volvo presents on the stage a cutaway of the PHEV (22:22 time in the video).

Sales of the PHEV are to begin later this year.

Read Also – Volvo V60 T6/T8 Twin Engine PHEV Shines In Geneva

Volvo V60 Twin Engine spec:

  • 10.4 kWh battery for up to 45 km (28 miles) in all-electric mode
  • 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (T6)
  • V60 T6 Twin Engine system output – 340 hp, 590 Nm
  • V60 T8 Twin Engine system output – 390 hp, 640 Nm

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28mi range on the NEDC cycle (~20 EPA) isn’t a huge step forward.

Shame they didn’t manage to fit the full Fed Credit 16kWh.
Will be interesting to see the tow capacity as the Outlander and Pacifica are disappointing.
Very tempting vehicle.

You can tell why … this is ICE chassis modified for PHEV use. They will not be able to do that with 60kWh BEV version, they should be releasing later on.

Volvo has a couple common architecture platforms, they can modify the platform slightly to make PHEV, ICE, BEV. I don’t think it is an ICE chassis modified for PHEV use, I think it is the PHEV version of the SPA platform.

Volvo has the CMA for compact, and the SPA for larger cars, both are modular architectures that can be adjusted for anything, sharing front and rear clip and suspension components.

The platform is developed for PHEVs and BEVs. Of course they can do that for a 60 kWh BEV version.

Just like their CMA platform for smaller cars which is also developed for PHEVs and BEVs which will be used for their first long range BEVs in 2019.

Looks really nice from the front, and the interior looks really good too. I actually prefer the old V40 back.
Volvo seats are super. When you’re used to good seats, it’s really bad when you ride in a car with cheap and poorly designed seats.
A small panel van at work are so bad, you feel like you’re about to fall out of the seat when driving active in a turn. No side support at all. On longer trips I feel like a leg is about to sleep. I can’t believe why they offer so bad seats in a work van. The boss will usually buy the cheapest option they can, and the users are going to hate that brand of cars for their POS seats.
Just like the lack of proper rust prevention in vans, compared to a normal car.