Volvo completes electrification of XC60 range | Car Talk - Car News Dec 2020

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11:27 Thursday 10 Dec 2020

The Volvo XC60 SUV range is now fully electrified, with all models benefitting from hybrid power.

The mild-hybrid powertrain options combine a 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engine with a 48-volt battery and a KERS kinetic energy recovery system to reduce fuel consumption.  A 197bhp diesel and 250bhp petrol option can be chosen in either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive, while 235bhp diesel and 300bhp models are offered exclusively with all-wheel drive.

Three plug-in hybrid powertrains are also available, combining a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine which drives the front wheels, and an electric motor that powers the rear.  The Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T6 produces a total of 340bhp and can cover up to 32 miles on electric power alone, with a combined fuel economy of 113mpg.  With CO2 emissions from 55g/km it is the cleanest model in the XC60 range.  As with the 390bhp Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 and range-topping 405bhp Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 Polestar Engineered, the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T6 has an 11.6kWh high-voltage battery that can be fully replenished in just two-and-a half hours.

Prices for the XC60 range start from £40,460 for the front-wheel-drive B4 diesel and B5 petrol.


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