Test drive: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

James Batchelor
Test drive: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
Test drive: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The well-crafted diesel cruiser now comes with an electric motor in a bid to reduce emissions and greatly improve fuel consumption figures. It looks just like a regular Volvo from the outside but have the changes underneath affected the drive? AOL Cars finds out...

What is it?

Hippys rejoice. There's now a Volvo which is both an estate car and one that can make trees smile. The Swedish firm has taken one of its V60s and shoved a plug-in hybrid system into it. It means that for a smidge under £44k (after the £5k government subsidy), customers can have a V60 that can get to 60mph in six seconds and reach 143mph, yet returns 155mpg, and emits just 48g/km of nasty CO2. Sounds interesting, doesn't it?