Volvo Announces Pricing for V60 Plug-in Wagon

Volvo announced European pricing for its V60 plug-in wagon this week, setting the base price at €57,000 (or about $75,200.) When it comes out in Europe next year, the V60 will take its place as the first plug-in hybrid station wagon and first clean diesel plug-in hybrid released by a major automaker.

It’s also one of the most powerful electric-drive vehicles ever released, with a maximum output of 285 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, accelerating from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. The car is so powerful that Volvo was able to include a trailer hitch, which is also the first of its kind for a plug-in.

The V60 will pair a five-cylinder, 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine with two electric motors: one 50-kilowatt motor to drive the rear wheels, and an additional front-mounted 7-kW motor that gives the wagon all-wheel drive capability under all-electric, or “Pure” mode. Using its 11.2-kWh lithium ion battery pack, the V60 can operate on electricity alone for up to 31 miles, traveling at speeds of up to 74 mph. For longer trips, the key to peak efficiency is driving in Hybrid mode, which under the famously forgiving European fuel economy formulas provides equivalent gas mileage of 124 mpg.

Just 1,000 V60s will be produced next year, with Volvo ramping up to between 4,000 and 6,000 in 2013. The carmaker says it expects most early sales to come from public and private fleets rather than consumers. Despite its uniqueness within the plug-in market, $75,000 is a lot to ask for a station wagon, particularly given that the Volvo S60 (which is built on the same platform,) starts at slightly less than $31,000 in the United States.


  • FamilyGuy

    Love it! Just can’t pay the price. I hope that there are enough early adopter to bring the price down so that I can get one later. As much as I want to save the planet and screw the oil companies, it would be financially irresponsible for me to spend $75k on a car.

  • Andreas

    I do my best guess. The price in the US will have nothing to do with the European price (no way the converted price) as for all European car makers, the price in the US will be incredibly lower…..

  • MrEnergyCzar

    It will be interesting to see which plug-in will be the first to beat the
    Chevy Volt’s EV range. This Volvo comes very close…..

    MrEnergyCzar

  • john iv

    I am waiting for the emission’s report in hybrid-mode. I wish the EPA would do a separate test in hybrid-only-mode or maybe a full-tank-of-gas test.
    Does anyone know what “mode” (ie Evo, Normal, Sport) the EPA does its testing on these cars with more than one “mode?”

  • john iv

    I am waiting for the emissions report on the hybrid-mode. I wish the EPA would do a separate test on each “mode” for cars. If a car can run on two different fuels, batteries or whatever, the EPA should test each one independently. Or maybe a full-tank-of-gas test that could test these vehicles with all-electric drivetrains for only a limited amount of miles.
    Also, does anyone know what “mode” (ie Eco, Sport, and such) the EPA does their testing in?

  • Max Reid

    For 77K, we can buy Tesla Model S with 230 mile range. Its a 5+2 seater with much advanced technology and already there are 4,400 + EV charging stations in USA. Soon it will hit 10,000 and then 100,000.

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  • eniko

    I am waiting for the emissions report on the hybrid-mode. I wish the EPA would do a separate test on each “mode” for cars. If a car can run on two different fuels, batteries or whatever, the EPA

  • greg45

    I am definitely a huge fan of this wagon. The technology behind this car is so good. I see this selling a lot in the future. Keep up the good by Volvo here. Physiotherapy Clinics