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Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid Concept- V8 power with four-cylinder thirst

Volvo builds its plug-in hybrid fleet. After the compact cluster V60 which hybridize Sweden now its compact XC60 SUV. A first concept vehicle, they point to the Detroit Auto Show (9 to 22 January).

While Peugeot, Citroen and Mercedes will soon be put now on the diesel-hybrid, comes the XC60, the classic combination of electric and gasoline engine is used. The Hybrid system makes 350 hp, it delivers the four-cylinder turbo petrol engine 280 hp. Overall, a maximum torque of 380 Newton meters is available.

The first 45 km, the Swede purely electric drive. The average consumption, with charged batteries is 2.3 liters per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 53 grams per kilometer. Included in it is already the all-electric drive, hybrid mode of consumption would be significantly higher.

V8 performance

The XC60 Concept carries the standard sprint in 6.1 seconds and does so in a similar performance as large-volume V8 engines – only with considerably lower fuel consumption. Over an eight-speed automatic in the gasoline mode, the front wheels are driven, the electric motor drives the rear wheels. Both engines are working together creates an electric all-wheel drive.

The driver can select a button between the three types of electric drive, hybrid and fuel, and thus put the focus on either high or low power consumption. The 12 kilowatt hours of strong lithium-ion batteries are located under the luggage compartment floor and can be loaded via conventional outlets within 3.5 hours.

Several plug-in models

The price or a date for the market launch called Volvo yet. The hybrid technology will not only be reserved for the XC60 concept car, but also in other models of the Swedes find catchment. With the new technology are not the Swedes alone. Toyota offers the Prius plug-in hybrid technology to a similar principle. The Japanese in e-mode is about 20 kilometers; the average fuel consumption is 2.2 liters.

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