It will be based on the same technology, a hybrid powertrain with the combustion engine powering the front wheels and an electric motor positioned on the rear axle offering 4-wheel drive.
A concept-car created for the U.S. market (as well as Russian and Chinese) because of its size and gasoline engine... But Volvo manages to get impressive specs with a powertrain that is as frugal and green as the diesel version, with more power!
The gasoline engine is a 280hp 4 cylinder combined to a 70hp electric motor for a total output of 350hp.
Fitted with a 12kWh battery pack, the range in full electric is 45km, while the combined fuel consumption and emissions stand at just 2.3l/100km (100mpg) for 53g/km (NEDC cycle), a combined range of 965km (600miles)!
"Our goal is to be a leading brand within fuel efficiency," " In the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid we emphasize how a blend of state-of-the-art combustion technology and innovative electrification can be an unbeatably attractive bridge to a future where the all-electric cars become more established in the market."