Swedish automaker Volvo has revealed plans to offer the V60 Plug-In Hybrid with a gasoline engine.
Volvo's product manager Lex Kerssemakers told Swedish media there will be an additional version of the V60 Plug-In Hybrid which will be offered with a gasoline engine, but he refused to elaborate on this story.
As a reminder, the V60 Plug-In Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid offered exclusively with a 5-cylinder, 2.4-liter diesel engine working in tandem with an electric motor. The setup allows the vehicle to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 6.1 seconds and average just 1.8 liters / 100 km (130.6 mpg US or 156.9 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of only 48 g/km.
In electric mode the car can travel for up to 31 miles (50 km), while the total range stands at an impressive 621 miles (1,000 km). Volvo has mentioned that in comparison with a regular V60, the plug-in hybrid model has 300 extra components, with the 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery being the most important one.
The company decided in November 2012 to increase production from 1,000 units to 4,000 – 6,000 cars for 2014MY. This is being done at the firm's Torslanda plant in Gothenburg.