Volvo’s astounding V60 Plug-in Hybrid is in such high demand that the Swedish car maker had to almost double the production capacity, an increase of 90 percent from 150 to 282 units per week, to keep up. The car is selling like hot cakes in Europe, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy.
It is easy to see why the V60 Plug-in hybrid is so popular. This is a practical and good-looking station wagon that offers the best combination of power and fuel efficiency yet. You get 215+70 horsepower and 440+200 Nm of torque from the hybrid system, which is a lot by anyone’s standards, and amazing fuel economy of just 1.8l/100 km equating to CO2 emissions of 48 g/km.
Sounds too good to be true, but it is! Volvo Cars will produce 7,600 plug-in hybrids in 2013 – and the 2014 target is 10,000 units.
“We are exceptionally pleased that the V60 Plug-in Hybrid has received such a fantastic reception among consumers. However, I am not surprised. Our Plug-in Hybrid is a unique car, superior to all other hybrids on the market,” says Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development at Volvo Car Group. “Since the Plug-in Hybrid has been integrated into the established production flow together with other car models, we have the flexibility to quickly adapt to the increasing demand.”