Volvo V60 2.0 T6 Recharge PHEV R DESIGN 5dr AWD Auto Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Volvo S60 R design Polestar Engineered 2019 RHD
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RRP £45,825What Car? Target Price£43,236
Review

The Volvo V60 edges ahead of similarly-priced premium rivals thanks to its generally comfy ride, secure handling and great interior quality. And did we mention it’s blooming roomy? That's key to an estate's appeal and it's bigger on the inside than rivals such as the Audi A4 Avant. It's a great all-rounder.

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This sporty trim is based on Momentum but adds sports suspension, part-nappa-leather sports seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and extendable seat bases, a gesture-controlled powered tailgate, privacy glass and keyless entry. It's one that's worth considering.

If you fancy a plug-in hybrid then the Recharge T6 is a good bet. It has the 247bhp petrol engine plus 86bhp extra from an electric motor driving the rear wheels (so it’s also four-wheel drive). 0-62mph is a claimed 5.4sec, but while it doesn’t feel as rapid as you might expect (partly because the eight-speed automatic gearbox takes time to react, which is holds true with every V60) it’s officially faster than the BMW 330e Touring. Its electric range is just shy of the 330e's, at 34 miles, which means it'll still save you a bundle on company car tax but there are plug-in hybrid estate cars that will cost you even less tax. Expect around 35-40mpg in the real world if the battery isn't charged.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

156.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

658

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

41

g/km

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