29 Aug '13, 6pm

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Wagon: A Car the US Needs, But Won't Get

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Wagon: A Car the US Needs, But Won't Get

Volvo is famous around the world for its safe, boxy, slightly boring station wagons. But it isn’t particularly well known for producing green and efficient cars. A few weeks ago, while sitting for the first time behind the wheel of Volvo’s V60 plug-in hybrid—only available in Europe—there’s an element of disbelief about how this £48,775 (US $75,600) vehicle can combine the attributes of a zero-emissions car, a city-runabout, a long-legged road-tripper, and a haul-anything workhorse. But within a few hours, the luxury station wagon starts to make total sense—especially to anyone with a family. From the outside, there’s very little to tell the V60 PHEV apart from the gasoline V60 due to go on sale in the U.S. later this year. Only the extra filler cap on the front left fender, which hides the charging port, and a few exclusive trim embellishments, give the game away. Multipl...

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