The Volvo`s first plug-in hybrid model, the V60 has recently become available in Sweden with the R-Design package, while in the US, the version will be hitting the showrooms somewhere in 2015.
The 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid is actually an eco-friendly wagon based on the next-gen XC90 SUV, which has been packed with the R-Design.
The R-Design doesn’t involve any changes to the V60`s drivetrain, but instead it gives a sportier look, a revised aero kit, 18-inch-wheels and more.
Inside, the V60 comes with some tweaks as well, like sport seats, perforated leather trim and a headliner in black.
Under the hood, the 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged five-cylinder diesel, backed by an electric motor, coming with an all hybrid all-wheel drive unit.
The plug-in hybrid develops a total of 283 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, with a fuel economy established somewhere at 130 mpg “for the European combined cycle.”
The fuel economy is possible due to the car`s ability of being driven on electric power alone, with the V60 also being backed by an 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that can sets it on the roads for a drive range of around 30 miles.