Volvo is launching a second diesel-hybrid version of one of its station wagon, the V60 D5 Twin Engine.
Volvo Cars has unveiled the D5 Twin Engine Special Edition of its V60 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. The original is known as the V60 D6 Twin Engine.
The Swedish company explained this new car has been designed to bring plug-in hybrid solution to a wider audience.
“We were the first car maker to develop and produce a diesel-based plug-in hybrid powertrain with the launch of the V60 D6 in 2012,” said Dr. Thomas Müller, Vice President Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering at Volvo Car Group. “Since then we have been working on further refining our innovative approach to electrification and hybrid powertrains, as can be seen in our brand new XC90 T8 Twin Engine which is just entering full-scale production. With the launch of the V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition we are broadening our Twin Engine product range.”
This V60 D5 Twin Engine will be powered by a120 kilowatt diesel engine and about 50 kilowatt from its 11.2 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack using the same configuration used in the V60 D6 Twin Engine. Maximum driveline power output is close to 230 horsepower when the electric motor and diesel engine are working simultaneously.
Initially, only 500 units of the V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition will be produced, all with crystal white exterior paint, 19-inch wheels and glossy black exterior detailing. A regular V60 D5 Twin Engine will be more widely available later this spring… But not in North America yet.