‘Fastest i8 on the Nürburgring’ laps 3sec slower than a 2008 Renault Megane. Kind of
You are here
The Top Gear car review:Volvo V60 Hybrid
For:Extremely clean engine emissions, massive range, beautiful interior
Against:Diesel rattle, boot has got even smaller
What is it?
Volvo is famous for safety and is aiming for no-one to be injured or killed in one of its cars by 2020. Now, though, it has another ‘zero’ aim – zero emissions from its cars too. The former might well be possible, but the latter could prove more tricky. Still, the Swedes are having a go, with the launch of their first plug-in hybrid, the V60 - freshly facelifted for 2014.
A plug-in hybrid is similar in principal to a Toyota Prius hybrid, but with a bigger set of batteries that can be recharged from the mains, thus extending the electriconly running. Volvo also fits a more fuel efficient diesel engine instead of a petrol, which will ensure the strong eco credentials continue when the batteries are flat, too.
The fastest2.0  Polestar 5dr Geartronic
The cheapestT4  Business Edition 5dr
The greenestD5  Twin Eng SE Nav 5dr AWD Geartronic [Lthr]