Volvo has revealed a special edition of the V60 D5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, its diesel-based plug-in hybrid powertrain station wagon. The changes on it are mostly cosmetic in nature with only 500 examples to be built and will make its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
The Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine Special Edition features white exterior paint, 19-inch wheels and various glossy black exterior details. The cabin is also equipped with a black headliner and piano black trim. Other bits include new Blond sport seat upholstery with decorative white stitching, inspired by the company’s Ocean Race editions.
The D5 Twin Engine powertrain provides 161 hp from the diesel engine and 67 hp from the electric motor, powered by a 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined output is 228 hp. The configuration is similar to that of the V60 D6 Twin Engine and has three different driving modes ranging from running on pure electricity, saving the battery power for later, hybrid mode, and full power mode.
Charging the batteries can also be done via a power outlet as well, taking about 3.5 to 7.5 hours depending on the amperage (6A to 16A).
Volvo was the first car maker to develop and produce a diesel-based plug-in hybrid powertrain by launching the V60 D6 in 2012.