The much talked eco car from Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is ready for the launch in Geneva in March. The company confirms that the car would be friendlier than from the other cars of Volvo.
The car has been developed in association with Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall. It features Volvo’s five-pot, 2.4 liter turbo diesel producing 215bhp and driving the front wheels. Out back there is a 70bhp electric motor driving the rear wheels and powered by a 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Up front, meanwhile, is a 215hp, 2.4 liter, five-cylinder turbo diesel. It also gets a proper six-speed auto.
Volvo claims that the V60 Plug-in Hybrid offers the best of three different cars in on. The mix and match of the diesel engine and electric motor offer a wide choice of performance and economy options.
The Volvo Head Honcho, Stefan Jacoby said that, “A hybrid that can play fuel miser but can also give back to the enthusiastic driver.” He added that, “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.”
The car expected be in the market by 2012 and the Volvo lovers can prepare for the arrival of V60 to rock.