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LONDON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD, has received approval for the Government's Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) which is designed to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars. In this scheme, buyers will receive a £5000 grant towards the purchase price of the vehicle, meaning it will be available with an on-the-road price of £43,775.
In order to qualify for the grant, the vehicle must fulfil a number of conditions, such as battery warranty, crash safety, battery safety and also CO2 emissions. With quality, safety and the environment being strong brand values of the Volvo Cars Group, these were always on the project team's agenda.
Iain Howat, head of product and pricing at Volvo Car UK, said "The V60 Plug-in Hybrid has been a worldwide success with the initial run of 1000 cars sold out before the car reached the showrooms. Now that we have received the UK Government's plug-in grant I'm sure the world's first plug-in diesel hybrid will become even more attractive to UK customers wishing to purchase leading vehicle technology."
The driver of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid is putting an end to compromise via three driving mode buttons on the dashboard: Pure, Hybrid and Power.
The model year 2014 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be unveiled at next week's Geneva Motorshow and it features a number of updates to the styling of the interior and exterior. Full price and specification levels are expected during April, with customer deliveries taking place from July.
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