The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid could now be availed in R-Design specification. Customers can avail of the Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav starting at £51,675 (excluding a Plug-In Car Grant of £5,000) on-the-road. Deliveries are expected to start in August 2014.The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design features an exterior that marries the Plug-in Hybrid identity with the R-Design’s front bumper and grille, rear diffuser and 18-inch Ixion wheels.
The Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav features a full R-Design cabin, fitted with sports seats complemented by a blend of black nubuck textile and perforated leather. The vehicle also features sports pedals, sports floor mats and charcoal headlining. The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid also dons the special plug-in hybrid instrumentation and information.
Coming as standard on all Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav is the Volvo On Call telematic system, which enables users to use a free mobile app to access several functions and allows constant contact between the driver and the vehicle.
The Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav’s front wheels are powered by a five-cylinder 2.4-liter turbo-diesel that provides 215 hp and 440 Nm of torque and mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. On the hand, power to the rear wheels is supplied by an electric motor the provides 70 hp and 200 Nm of torque, as powered by a 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack fitted under the floor of the load compartment.
The driver could choose from driving modes as designated by three buttons: Pure, Hybrid (default) or Power. In the hybrid mode, the car’s carbon dioxide emissions are brought down to just 48g/km, which is equivalent to fuel consumption of 155.2 mpg as per NEDC certification driving cycle for hybrids.
The Pure mode allows the driver to travel up to 31 miles using just pure electric power. The Power mode enables the driver to harness the combined capacity of the diesel engine and electric motor for 215+70 hp and 440+200 Nm of torque.