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Volvo V60 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Production Increasing up to 6000 Units a Year Read more: Volvo V60 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Production Increasing up to 6000 Units a Year

Before the Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid reached European dealerships the 1000-unit batch was sold out, but the automaker is hoping to better balance supply with demand in the 2014 model year. Production of 2014 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrids has started, and is expected to increase to 4000-6000 units. Even so, don’t expect to ever see the attractive, efficient, and respectably quick wagon in the U.S.

Volvo V60 diesel plug in hybrid on assembly line 300×187 imageAcceleration from 0-62 mph is said to take 6.1 seconds, thanks to the combination of the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid’s 2.4-liter I-5 turbodiesel and 70-hp electric motor. The wagon can run on electricity alone for about 30 miles, and we’ve previously noted that the car — based on the Volvo S60 sedan — has a driving range of over 700 miles. Just like the 2013 V60 PHEV, the 2014 model will be built in Gothenburg, Sweden alongside other V60s. To help speed-up the production process, the PHEV’s battery pack is lifted through the car’s cargo area with the short side forward and then rotated a bit in the passenger area, something Volvo says takes 60 seconds with less than 0.8 inches of room to spare.

Read more: Volvo V60 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Production Increasing up to 6000 Units a Year – WOT on Motor Trend
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