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Volvo S60 T8 plug-in hybrid saloon offers 39g/km of CO2 and 176.5mpg

3 Volvo S60

Volvo’s S60 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid has gone on sale with CO2 emissions of 39g/km and combined fuel economy of 176.5mpg.

The model, which has an electric-only range of up to 36 miles and a combined power output of 396PS, has a starting price of £49,805, meaning that a 40% taxpayer would face a monthly benefit-in-kind tax bill of £265.

Volvo has also expanded the range’s available trim levels: R-Design Edition has been replaced by R-Design Plus and is joined by Inscription Plus.

Matt Galvin, sales director of Volvo Car UK, said: “The S60’s spring launch couldn’t have gone better.

“The high-specification R-Design Edition variants were extremely well received by both customers and retailers.

“Now, with R-Design Plus and Inscription Plus, we can offer the choice of a more focused driving experience or something more luxurious – qualities that resonate strongly with private owners and business users in the premium mid-size saloon market.

“Add the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid T8 Twin Engine to the mix and we’re sure the extended S60 range will make a significant contribution to Volvo Car UK’s continued sales success.”

S60 is also available with a 254PS T5 petrol engine, while the range will soon by joined by a 405PS Polestar engineered version.

Standard equipment on both R-Design Plus and Inscription Plus trim levels includes adaptive LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, two-zone climate control, heated front seat and eight-speed automatic gearboxes.

The sporty R-Design Plus trim level includes a head-up display, gearshift paddles, high gloss black exterior trim elements, a choice of 18-, 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels and part-leather sports seats.

T5 versions also feature sports suspension and a 12mm lower ride height, while the T8 comes with standard suspension.

Inscription Plus aims to offer a more luxurious experience. The exterior features chrome trim, while the cabin offers Nappa full-leather upholstery, Driftwood décor inlays and cooled seats.

 

S60

Power (PS)

Torque (Nm)

Combined fuel economy (up to)

CO2 emissions (from)

BIK 2019-20 (%)

On-the-road price

T5 R-Design Plus

254

350

39.8mpg

149g/km

34

£37,935

T5 Inscription Plus

254

350

39.8mpg

149g/km

34

£38,835

T8 R-Design Plus

307+88

400+240

176.5mpg

39g/km

16

£49,805



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