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Volvo XC60 range now fully hybrid

Volvo XC60

IN a further example of the pace of 'electrification', you can now only buy a Volvo XC60 with a hybrid drivetrain.

The excellent mid-size SUV gets a mix of petrol and diesel mild-hybrids, each using a 2.0-litre engine and a 48-volt battery topped up through a kinetic energy recovery system.

Those looking for optimum efficiency can pair it with a front-wheel-drive setup in the 194bhp B4 diesel or 247bhp B5 petrol, while all-wheel-drive is available on the 232bhp B5 diesel and 296bhp B6 petrol.

Volvo XC60

There are also three-plug-in hybrid powertrains, which use a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine to power the front wheels and an electric motor to power the rears, resulting in all-wheel-drive.

The entry-level model is the T6, which has 335bhp and an electric-only range of 32 miles.

It has the lowest CO2 emissions in the range of 55g/km, while official fuel economy figures are 113mpg.

Above this is the 385bhp T8, the top-spec model is the 400bhp T8 Polestar Engineered, which gets additional performance-focused powertrain, suspension and brake upgrades.

Prices start at £40,460 for the B4 diesel and B5 petrol.

Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

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