The Swedes from Volvo are coming with a very interesting proposal for the Geneva Motor Show which starts in March. The new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is a multifunctional four-wheel drive vehicle which fits the requirments of a wide variety of customers.
The new hybrid model based on V60 is powered by an electric engine and also a 2.4-liter five-cylinder diesel unit able to develop 215 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. What is innovative is that you can opt to use the Pure mode which means you run with zero-emission using just the electric engine, the 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack giving you a driving range of 50 kilometers.
If this is not enough you can choose the Hybrid mode which uses both the diesel and electric engine and of course the CO2 emissions will jump from 0 to about 50 g/km which however is very good.
Moreover, the Power mode will squeeze 285 horsepower from the V60 Plug-in Hybrid offering a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6,9 seconds. In this case the five-cylinder diesel unit is offering 215 horses and the electric engine 70 horsepower in order to give you impressive performance for a hybrid model.