Volvo introduces two new hybrids in NZ

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Words: Nile Bijoux
2 Dec 2019

Volvo has announced the electrified S60 and V60 will be joining the local line-up effective immediately.

The new S60 and V60 ride on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture platform and share safety technology and infotainment system with the 90 Series cars and XC60, all of which have achieved industry-leading safety ratings.

Volvo’s Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h – has been upgraded further with improved cornering performance. Volvo will offer City Safety with Autobrake technology as standard on all new vehicles. City Safety in the S60 and V60 now also engages auto-braking to mitigate oncoming collisions. The system is still the only safety system on the market to help cars recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.

The 60 sibs will come with Volvo’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder T5 powertrain as well as the T8 ‘Twin Engine’ plug-in hybrid alternative. With a total combined output of 311kW, claimed fuel consumption of 2.0L/100km and a CO2 rating of 46 g/km, Volvo says the T8 has “established itself as a true ‘no compromises’ offering – promising impressive environmental credentials without sacrificing performance or practicality.” All variants of both S60 and V60 get all-wheel drive.

The V60 T5 Momentum is available now as the entry point for the 60-series, coming in at $74,900 plus on-roads. The hybrid T8 are available only in R-Design spec and start at $114,900 for both the V60 and S60.

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