Volvo V60 T6/T8 Twin Engine PHEV Shines In Geneva

MAR 7 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

The new Volvo V60 Twin Engine, thanks to its stunning design, was one of the stars of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Volvo V60

The car was shown in two plug-in hybrid versions, as well as the more conventional form.

  • Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine – 340 hp, 590 Nm
  • Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine – 390 hp, 640 Nm

Both versions are equipped with:

  • 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)

We already describe the V60 PHEV – see full description here – so now let’s just enjoy the photos and videos from the stage.

Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine

Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine

Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine

Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine

Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine

Volvo V60 T6 Twin Engine

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10 Comments on "Volvo V60 T6/T8 Twin Engine PHEV Shines In Geneva"

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40 Real EPA miles or you’re not trying.

Another Euro point of view

+1, considering that price of li-ion battery cells has decreased sharply last 2 years, PHEVs released now should at least have a 13 kWh battery. Moreover with last 6/2/2 cells, volume & weight has decreased sufficiently to make a 13 kWh battery manageable for a large PHEV like this one. So a bit disappointed by Volvo with this one however I guess their accountants make the right calculations & concluded that it was the right battery size to keep costs under control and carry on posting profits.

Yep … plus this will not do 28 mil in real world in the middle of January in winter country. I’d guess 15 mil if battery preheat can be used.

I personally don’t like the extended nose.
But, if rich people buy this and drive in EV mode to the train station, than it’s a win.

Another Euro point of view

I always thought that cars with long noses (Audi’s, BMW’s) were maybe bought by men with appendage size insecurity but then I was told that it was often needed to fit in a straight six. Still I am not convinced.

Oh.. I thought the ones compensating for something were the ones in big, jacked-up trucks and SUVs.

Sure, but better and smarter would be if they keep driving what they have and rather buy the V60 BEV in 2 years ….

Twin engines?

Volvo’s name for their PHEVs. 1 gas, 1 electric. I believe one powers each set of wheels.

I have a regular V60 gas car … they are very pricey when bought new. Nice cars, but pricey with one type of drive train. Cannot imagine for paying Volvo prices for two drive drive trains. It’s either gas or BEV … makes no sense to pay for both at this point if one is buying a new vehicle for 5 years of ownership … the moment they release BEV (they will have to) 2 years from now …. that Twin platform will drop in value like a rock.

Also, why not to tone down the power/torque?? I mean my car makes 300HP/325 ft-Lb … but I’d be more than happy with 225/275 or something along the lines. It’s not a large wagon like V90 … just saying.

Anyway, just my 0.02$