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Volvo S60L Plug-In Hybrid Concept announced for Beijing

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Volvo S60L Plug-In Hybrid Concept announced for Beijing

Volvo has announced its plans to introduce the S60L Petrol Plug-In Hybrid Concept at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show, which will officially open its gates this Sunday.

Volvo’s newest creation is a concept car based on the S60 which is aimed towards the Chinese auto market. The model in question is named the S60L Petrol Plug-In Hybrid Concept and it will be officially presented to the public during the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, this Sunday. The vehicle has a conventional turbocharged gasoline engine, working together with an electric motor.

The internal combustion unit is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder form the Drive-E lineup, producing 238 HP (177 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The electric motor is generating an extra 68 HP (51 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque, being powered by a 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which has beneath mounted underneath the load compartment and it can be charged in 4.5 hours with 10A amperage or in 4 hours with 16A.

Volvo says that in Hybrid mode, the model in question is burning just 2 liters of fuel every 100 km (141.2 mpg UK / 117.6 mpg US) and it’s emitting just 50 g/km. In electric mode, it can run up to 80 km (50 miles) and in the Power mode, the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 5.5 seconds. Underneath the familiar looks, the S60L PPHEV Concept is a different car, but more details on it will be announced in Beijing.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - filed under Auto China Beijing, Concept Cars, Motor Shows, News, Volvo. Image credit: .
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