2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design Review


The 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design has been unveiled, the unique feature of this model is the new sportier design. Let’s look at the details of this car in deep one by one.

2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design front view

2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design

Visually, the R-Design version of the V60 PHEV looks similarly to the base model. However, you can notice several additions to the exterior which come with the new package. These are added not just for the aesthetics, but also have the purpose to improve aerodynamics and performance of the vehicle. The 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design comes with a new front end; bumper and grille have been revised. On the back, the automaker added a new diffuser, which comes with a pair of exhaust tips below it. There is also a set of all-new 18-inch alloy wheels by Ixion.

rear view

Interior Styling and Accessories

The steering wheel comes with electric heat where a driver driving in the cold conditions can manage the car comfortably. The seats inside the 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design are sporty in style and are very much stitched with leather or other options. It gives the driver so much ease and comfortable for driving on long journey and won’t get tired. The seats hugs to the legs back and the head as its design and provide comfort to the person driving the car.

It has rotary steel like knobs in the center stack of the car and a rear view mirror which is frame less. The V60 hybrid model has enhanced blind spot vision where it alerts the driver of the vehicles which are 70 meters behind the car. It also has Bluetooth connectivity where you can connect your phone to the car and listen to songs and answer calls. It also has cornering light visibility feature where the driver can see the corners which he is steering in the dark with better visibility. The sound system is improved in this model and has 12 speakers and woofers which enable bass and all types of music you want to hear. The four wheel drive (AWD) enable equal amount of power to both front and back pair of wheels.

interior

Safety Features

The city safety feature enables the car to stop when it is approaching the a stationary car ahead and this is only active for speed of up to 50 kilometers per hour. Permanent high beam technology allows the user to switch the lights from high to low beam. The car reduces the brightness automatically when opposite car is approaching near to the car.

Hybrid Engine, Specs, Performance

The 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design is powered by a 2.4L turbo diesel with five cylinders, delivering 215 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. The front wheels are driven through the six speed automatic transmission. In a combination with an electric motor, the hybrid system can produce a total of 285 hp and 471 lb-ft of twist. Gentle driving or careful driving allows the customer to drive 100 km with just 1.8 liters in hybrid mode. The car posses three modes of driving and they are: Eco, Power and Hybrid mode, which is default. There are three kinds of batteries used in this model 10A, 6A, 16A where charging these batteries takes place 3.5 hours to 7.5 hours at home or other regular charging places.

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2015 V60 PHEV R-Design Price

The new 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design is already available. It’s starting price in European market is £51,675, which is somewhere between $83,800 and $84,000 at the current rates. The U.S. release date is still not known, but this model is sure popular in Europe.


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