Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid: prices and specs announced

A plug-in hybrid version of the Volvo S60 saloon has gone on sale, priced from £49,805

Volvo has extended its S60 saloon line-up with a new plug-in hybrid variant, as well as confirming that UK prices will start from £49,805.

Featuring a 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 299bhp and an electric motor contributing 86bhp, total system output is given as 385bhp. This results in a 0-62mph figure of 4.6 seconds.

The combination of engine and motor also gives all-wheel drive, while the S60 uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox: the car comes with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for when manual changes are desired.

The S60 T8 Twin Engine also includes an 11.8kWh battery, affording 36 miles of electric-only range and helping to deliver the car’s claimed fuel economy of 176.5mpg.

Meanwhile, CO2 emissions are rated at 39g/km, easily low enough to qualify for exemption from the London Congestion Charge.

As standard, the S60 comes with a touchscreen, voice control, adaptive LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free boot opening system, sat nav and automatic emergency braking (AEB).

The T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variant is available in R-Design Plus trim only: this includes high-gloss black exterior details, part-leather sports seats and a head-up display, plus 'Metal Mesh' interior inlays.

Customers also get a choice of 18, 19 or 20-inch alloy wheels. The S60 T8’s suspension remains in the standard, comfort-focused setting, however.

The car is on sale now: Volvo says company-car tax will amount to £265 per month for 40% taxpayers.

The Swedish manufacturer has also confirmed that a 399bhp Polestar Engineered version of the S60 T8 will follow the standard version, with details set to be revealed soon.

Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid line-up currently consists of the XC60, V60, XC90, S90 and V90. Its T6 and T8 powertrains were updated earlier this year and a range of mild hybrids is also in the pipeline.