Volvo decided to increase production at the Swedish plant in Torslanda due to the high demand for the new V60 Plug-in Hybrid.
A total of 7,600 units will be built this year with the rate following to increase from 150 to 282 vehicles every week. The Swedish model packs a diesel engine backed up by an electric motor.
This combination offers an impressive fuel economy of just 1,8 liters/100km with CO2 emissions of 48 g/km. The hybrid powertrain generates a total output of 285hp and 640Nm of torque and provides an electric driving range of 50 kilometers.
“We are exceptionally pleased that the V60 Plug-in Hybrid has received such a fantastic reception among consumers,” says the company.
Starting next year, Volvo’s plan is to produce 10,000 vehicles but considering the high demand, this number can be easily exceeded. UK pricing for the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid starts at £45,000.