The Swedish based automaker Volvo has recently announced its plans to introduce a Plug-In Hybrid version of the V60, with a gasoline engine.
The announcement has been made by Lex Kerssemakers, the company’s product manager, in Sweden, to the automotive media, but the automaker’s official didn’t provide any extra details on the story, so our guess is that the new version of the Volvo V60, the Plug-In Hybrid gasoline will probably make its way onto the market by the end of the year and it might make its public debut in September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Additional details on the Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid gasoline remain unknown for the moment but the V60 Plug-In Hybrid is being offered with a five-cylinder 2.4 liter diesel engine, helped by an electric motor. This is allowing the model to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds and the average fuel consumption stands at an impressive 1.8 liters / 100 km (130.6 mpg US / 156.9 mpg UK). The CO2 emissions stop at 48 g/km. The regular Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid, with its diesel engine, can travel in electric mode for up to 50 km (31 miles), and the total range stands at 1,000 km (621 miles).