Volvo S60L Twin Engine to Debut Next Week

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Volvo will debut a new plug-in hybrid during the Shanghai Motor Show next week.

The S60L Twin Engine is a plug-in hybrid version of the company’s extended wheelbase S60. A 2.0-liter gasoline engine works with a 68-hp electric motor to create a total system output of 306 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque that the car distributes between all four wheels.

In its all-electric drive mode, Volvo says the car can travel up to 32 miles with power stored in its 11.2 kWh battery pack. With a 230-volt outlet, owners will be able to recharge the pack in 3.5 hours.

In “Pure” mode, the car uses both electric and internal combustion portions of the powertrain, but not to their maximum output. There is also a “Power” mode that offers access to the powertrain’s full potential. In that mode, the car can run from 0-60 MPH in 5.6 seconds.

If you prefer to reserve the electric motor’s capacity, there is also a “Save” mode that powers the car exclusively with gasoline to avoid wasting electricity on the highway where it is less efficient.

Volvo plans to manufacture the S60L in China before shipping it to North America, but not with the plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Apr 15, 2015

    Thirty-two miles of all-electric range isn't too shabby. Slowly but surely EVs will take over the world, it's just a matter of time.