Volvo Cars is set to show the latest addition to its growing portfolio of plug-in hybrid cars at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show with the S60L T6 Twin Engine.
The new Volvo S60L Twin Engine is manufactured in Volvo Cars’ Chengdu Plant in China. A true Swedish heart beats beneath the bonnet in the form of a Drive-E four-cylinder 2–liter gasoline engine, linked to rear-axle drive 50 kW electric motor, powered by an energy-optimized 11,2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This combination delivers 306 hp (238 + 68 hp) and 350 + 200 Nm with emissions of just 49 g/km, making it one of the best performing plug-in hybrids on the market today.
The Volvo S60L T6 Twin Engine also delivers a full 53 km (33 miles) of pure electric range, making it perfect for pure electric city driving.
Volvo Cars is a pioneer in the field of plug-in hybrid powertrain development. In 2012 the company was the first to launch a premium plug-in hybrid and the first to use a diesel engine in such an application. The V60 D6 Twin Engine continues to be the bestselling premium plug-in hybrid in Europe.
With the sales start of the S60L T6 Twin Engine on April 22 in China, and the recent introduction of the XC90 T8 and V60 D5 Twin Engine in Europe, Volvo Cars now offers the broadest range of premium no compromise plug-in hybrids on the global stage.
“We are delighted to signal the start of sales in China of our brand new S60L T6 Twin Engine. The Chinese consumer is ready for this product. Our offer of no compromise performance and efficiency, coupled with very clear ownership benefits, means that we are perfectly positioned in the growing plug-in hybrid market,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Sales and Service at Volvo Car Group.
“There are many benefits to owning a Volvo Twin Engine variant. In the city of Shanghai, for example, S60L Twin Engine customers will qualify for a hard-to-get license plate. Offering both convenience, power and efficiency with low emissions makes the car perfect for city dwellers while supporting local pollution initiatives by enabling pure electric drive,” added Alain Visser.