Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid going to Goodwood image

The Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid will be officially presented to the public in the UK during the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

With the all-new Volvo V40 hatchback being announced for the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Swedish based automaker will bring another model to the same automotive event in the UK, the V60 plug-in hybrid. According to the car manufacturer, the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid can achieve an impressive fuel consumption of just 1.9 liters burned every 100 km while emitting 49 g/km of CO2 thanks to its plug-in hybrid powertrain, but the fuel economy figure will be almost impossible to reach in the real world.

Volvo says that the V60 plug-in hybrid is powered by the company’s 2.5 liter five-cylinder diesel engine, which is producing 215 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque (324 lb-ft), “moving” the front wheels, along with a 70 HP and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) electric motor, which is sending power to the rear wheels, a similar setup to the one found on other vehicles. The Volvo V60 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds thanks to its combined output of 285 HP and 640 Nm of torque (472 lb-ft). A limited run of 1,000 units of the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid will be launched after Goodwood and the models will go on sale in the UK in November, priced at 59,000 GBP.