Volvo will increase production of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid by 90% to keep up with increased demand.

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has seen increased demand especially in Italy, Holland and Poland, which means that production at the automaker’s plant in Torslanda, Sweden will see a continuous increase from 150 units to 282 units per week. Volvo plans to manufacture 7,600 plug-in hybrid vehicles by the end of this year and 10,000 units in 2014.

“We are exceptionally pleased that the V60 Plug-in Hybrid has received such a fantastic reception among consumers. However, I am not surprised. Our Plug-in Hybrid is a unique car, superior to all other hybrids on the market,” says Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development at Volvo Car Group.

The V60 Plug-in Hybrid comes with three driving modes: Hybrid, Power and Pure, the first mode offering CO2 emissions of 48g/km and fuel consumption of only 1.8l/100 km. The vehicle can travel up to 50km on pure electric power and the diesel engine combined with the electric motor offer 215+70 horsepower and 440+200 Nm of torque.

“This on-demand possibility to choose between different driving modes makes the V60 Plug-in Hybrid the perfect choice for the uncompromising customer who wants minimum carbon dioxide emissions combined with maximum driving pleasure,” says Peter Mertens.



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