Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Specs Out

January 6, 2012 / 1 Comment

People are moving ahead and technology has to grow. That’s why Volvo has come up with its newest hybrid, the Volvo XC60. This hybrid EV utilizes the possibility of diesel cum electricity fuel systems to deliver the best. Volvo is already famous for the safety features they offer in their cars and with the XC60, they have decided to take over the markets by themselves.

volvo xc60 plug in hybrid Volvo XC60 Plug in Hybrid Concept Specs Out

Volvo is best-known for its turbocharged six-cylinder engines. But as innovation is needed to enhance quality, Volvo has opted for a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder for use in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept.

Despite being down on cylinder count, the four-pot generates a healthy 280 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle’s electric motor adds another 70 horsepower, bringing total output to 350 horsepower.

Volvo even tagged the concept with the T8 badge that indicates that their vehicle is competent with the conventional V8. Power is shifted via a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

To make their vehicle stay ahead of the game, Volvo equipped the concept with three different driving modes – Pure, Hybrid or Power. When Pure is selected via a button on the instrument panel, the XC60 operates in pure electric mode to the maximum extent possible.

Volvo states that their XC60 has been certified for an all-electric driving range of 28 miles. Hybrid mode, as the name implies, essentially turns the plug-in into a conventional hybrid car.

The gas engine works in tandem with the electric motor, resulting in fuel economy of over 100mpg and a total range of 600 miles. Power mode turns the XC60 into a serious performer, with the car’s total power available to the driver.

Volvo says the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is capable of accelerating from 0-60 in just 5.8 second while in Power mode.