Independent, Expert EV Reviews & Advice Since 2006
Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid

Volvo XC60 now available with three plug-in hybrid powertrains

The Volvo XC60 SUV is now available with three plug-in hybrid powertrains – as well as two mild-hybrid petrol and two mild-hybrid diesel engines.

The XC60 is available with three plug-in hybrid powertrains. These combine a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that drives the front wheels and an electric motor that powers the rears, giving the reassurance of all-wheel drive.

Recently introduced to the XC60 range, the entry-level plug-in is the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T6. It has a total of 340hp from its petrol engine and electric motor, and its high-voltage battery enables it to travel up to 32 miles on electric power alone. Its CO2 emissions from 55g/km are the lowest of any XC60, while WLTP Combined fuel economy is up to 113.0mpg. It also sits in the 14% BIK band for company car tax, making it a cost-effective choice for company car drivers.

The Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T6 is available in R-Design and Inscription trim levels, along with Inscription Expression (£50,695).

Sitting above the T6 is the 390hp Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8, which is available in R-Design Pro and Inscription Pro form.

The range-topper is the 405hp Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 Polestar Engineered, which has a series of powertrain, suspension and brake upgrades.

Every plug-in hybrid XC60 has a 11.6kWh high-voltage battery that can be completely recharged in as little as two and a half hours.

Every mild-hybrid powertrain in the XC60 range combines a 2.0-litre engine with a 48-volt battery and a KERS kinetic energy recovery system to reduce fuel consumption.

This mild-hybrid set-up can be combined with front-wheel drive in the 197hp B4 diesel and 250hp B5 petrol for optimum efficiency, or with all-wheel-drive for extra stability and security. The 235hp B5 diesel and 300hp B6 petrol mild-hybrids are offered exclusively with all-wheel drive.