A plug-in hybrid version of the long-range sedan S60L provides Volvo at the Auto Show in Shanghai (22 until 29 April). The version of the T6 Twin Engine is powered by the combination of a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor on the rear axle, which is used in a similar form in the XC90 luxury SUV. Together, the 225 kW / 306 PS engines provide the fuel consumption of around two liters. There are no plans to launch the electrified long version of the S60 in Germany.
In this country, Volvo offers the mid-range model only as a combination with plug-in hybrid technology based on diesel. There is also the SUV XC90 with a petrol plug-in hybrid. However, the program is to be expanded; two new models are planned every year. The next plug-in hybrids are therefore likely to be the S90 and V90 business models, which will inherit the V2016 and S70.
Author: Holger Holzer / SP-X