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The Volvo XC60 range is now available with three plug-in hybrid variants, along with two mild-hybrid petrol and two mild-hybrid diesel options.

28 Dec 2020 | International News : Sweden


The Volvo XC60 is now available with a full range of electrified powertrains. The former World Car of the Year is offered purely with hybrid power, from mild-hybrid petrols and diesels to petrol-electric plug-in hybrids.

Every mild-hybrid powertrain in the XC60 range combines a 2.0-litre engine with a 48-volt battery and a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) to reduce fuel consumption and improve drivability and response, especially at low speeds. An integrated starter generator also provides faster, quieter restarting of the engine.

Every plug-in hybrid XC60 has a 11.6kWh high-voltage battery that can be completely recharged in as little as two and a half hours
This mild-hybrid set-up can be combined with front-wheel drive in the 194bhp B4 diesel and 247bhp B5 petrol for optimum efficiency, or with all-wheel drive for extra stability and security, especially in slippery conditions. The 232bhp B5 diesel and 296bhp B6 petrol mild-hybrids are offered exclusively with all-wheel drive.

The XC60 is also available with three plug-in hybrid powertrains. These combine a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that drives the front wheels and an electric motor that powers the rear wheels, ensuring the plug-in hybrids exceptional efficiency is twinned with the reassurance of all-wheel drive.

Recently introduced to the XC60 range, the entry-level plug-in is the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T6. Despite having a total of 335bhp from its petrol engine and electric motor for stirring performance when needed, its high-voltage battery enables it to travel up to 51.5km on electric power alone. CO2 emissions are 55g/km, which is the lowest of any XC60, while fuel economy is up to 48km/L.

Sitting above the T6 is the 385bhp Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8. The range-topper is the 399bhp Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 Polestar Engineered, which has a series of powertrain, suspension and brake upgrades to make it the most dynamic of all XC60s.

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