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2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Announced

2012 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Announced
Geoff bradley
  • On 27.1.11

Volvo has just announced an upcoming unveiling of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. While details are few and no photos have yet been made available, Volvo is touting the V60 Hybrid offering as a breakthrough in fuel efficiency with carbon dioxide emissions under 50 g/km, translating into estimated fuel consumption of 1.9-litres / 100 km.

The 2012 V60 Plug-in Hybrid’s front wheels are powered by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel engine, that pumps out a decent 215-horsepower. The rear wheels are powered by an electric motor that produces 70-horsepower and charged by a lithium-ion battery pack.

“This second-generation hybrid is the perfect choice for the uncompromising buyer who wants a superbly carbon dioxide-lean car packed with driving pleasure,” says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Cars. “In order to get true car enthusiasts to think green, you have to offer them the opportunity to drive with low carbon dioxide emissions without taking away the adrenaline rush that promotes genuine driving pleasure. The V60 Plug-in Hybrid has all the traditional properties of a genuine sports wagon. What we’ve done is to spice it up with spearhead technology,” says Stefan Jacoby.

We look forward to passing along more details on the Volvo V60 Hybrid after the Geneva show.

Manufacturer: Volvo Canada

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