A new survey run by TheGreenCar Website.co.uk has voted the Volvo V60 Plug-In Diesel Hybrid the UK’s most highly anticipated new green car for 2012.
Other diesel hybrids have started to arrive in the UK before the V60, including the Citroen DS5 (which came third in the poll with 10 per cent of the vote), what makes the V60 Plug-In special is its rechargeable nature, the first car to combine a diesel engine with the function to top up the battery for increased electric range. The only plug-in hybrid to beat it to the market will be the petrol-driven Toyota Prius Plug-In (in seventh place), which arrives this summer.
A limited model year production run of 1,000 cars will start in November. These models will be offered with Pure Limited specification which includes the highest SE Lux trim level. The production version of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be launched in just one colour; Electric Silver. The car is also distinguished by aero-designed 17-inch wheels, integrated exhaust tailpipes and a number of bodywork features in glossy black, such as the grille and the aerodynamic front spoiler. The chromed "Plug-in Hybrid" emblem is found both on the lower part of the tailgate and in a smaller version on the front wings.