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Volvo S60L Hybrid will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2015

Published on October 20, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Volvo S60L Hybrid will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2015

The Volvo S60L Hybrid will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2015. The S60L Hybrid is based on the Volvo S60L, a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60. The S60L Hybrid is a ‘Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle’, unlike the Euro-spec S60 Hybrid which is based around a diesel engine. The ‘S60L PHEV’ debuted in semi-concept form on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

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Power comes from a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 235hp mated to an electric motor with 70hp, good for a combined output of 305hp and a hefty 550nm. The petrol engine powers the front wheels and the electric motor the rear wheels.

The S60L has a claimed fuel consumption of 2.1 liter per 100 kilometer and a range of 1000 kilometer. Max range in pure electric mode is 80 kilometer. Acceleration from 0-100 is gone is an impressive 6 seconds.

Price of the production version will start around 320.000 yuan. The S60L competes with other China-made China-only stretched sedans such as the Audi A4L, the BMW 3Li, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, none of which offers a hybrid, giving Volvo an unique selling point in a hard battled market.

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  1. electrive.net » Toyota, Tesla, Volvo, Ford Focus Electric, VW Touareg, Ford Mondeo Hybrid.- October 21, 2014 Reply

    […] China-Volvo macht sich lang: Die auf der Auto China präsentierte Langversion des Volvo S60 mit Plug-in-Hybrid wird Mitte 2015 in China auf den Markt kommen. Die Kombination aus Vierzylinder und E-Motor soll 305 PS leisten und eine maximale E-Reichweite von stolzen 80 Kilometern ermöglichen. carnewschina.com […]

  2. electrive.com » Toyota, Tesla, Lexus, Volvo, Ford, BMW.- October 21, 2014 Reply

    […] Volvo stretches out: A longer version of the Volvo S60 shown at the Auto China will become available as plug-in hybrid on the Chinese market in mid-2015. The four-cylinder and electric motor have a combined output of 305 hp, while the S60 is said to have an all-electric range of up to 80 kilometres. carnewschina.com […]

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