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Volvo S60L Plug-In Hybrid Unveiled Ahead of Shanghai

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/16/2015 Conner Golden

Volvo released details on its newest S60L Twin Engine as part of its new global initiative to offer many different plug-in hybrid variants of its model lineup. The Volvo S60L is a long-wheelbase variant of the midsize S60 sedan sold globally, and this hybrid version joins the existing V60 diesel-electric hybrid and XC90 T8 Twin Engine as Volvo’s global plug-in hybrid offerings.

The Volvo S60L Twin Engine’s front wheels are powered by a 2.0-liter Drive-E turbocharged engine pumping out 238 hp, and a 68-hp electric motor powers the rear wheels for a combined power output of 306 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid can drive 33 miles on electric power alone, allowing owners to qualify for a license plate in Shanghai rather than having to buy one at auction.

Volvo previewed a long-wheelbase S60 plug-in model at the 2014 Bejing auto show, where it appeared as a concept.

Volvo S60L T6 Twin Engine rear© Provided by MotorTrend Volvo S60L T6 Twin Engine rear While the Volvo S60L Twin Engine is unlikely to make its way to U.S. shores anytime soon, we will be getting a non-hybrid S60 long-wheelbase variant, called the S60 Inscription. The Inscription will be the first Chinese-built Volvo to make it to our shores, with the rest of the Volvo lineup manufactured in Europe. The S60 Inscription will be built alongside the new S60L Twin Engine in Volvo’s Chengdu plant.

2015 Volvo XC90 T8 Front Quarter Charging© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volvo XC90 T8 Front Quarter Charging For those looking for a Volvo plug-in hybrid in the U.S., Volvo is bringing the plug-in variant of the all-new XC90 SUV to our shores. The XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid starts at $69,095 including destination, a full $20,200 more than the standard gasoline-powered XC90 T6 AWD.

The Volvo S60 Twin Engine makes its official debut next week at the 2015 Shanghai auto show.

Source: Volvo


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