Volvo has confirmed plans to announce an "exciting addition" to their U.S. lineup at the New York Auto Show.
Volvo will announce an "exciting addition" to their U.S. lineup at the New York Auto Show.
The company is keeping details a closely guarded secret, but previous reports have indicated the automaker could bring the V60 to North America within a year. Another possibility is the V60 Plug-in Hybrid which will make its U.S. debut at the show because it is one of the finalists for the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award.
As a refresher, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid has a 2.4-liter five-cylinder diesel engine, an ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) motor and a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. The engine produces 215 HP (158 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque, while the electric motor contributes an additional 70 HP (51 kW) and 200 Nm (149 lb-ft) of torque. This gives the car a combined maximum output of 285 HP (210 kW) and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 second, average 1.9 l/100 km (123.8 mpg US / 148.7 mpg UK) and can travel up to 50 km (31 miles) on electricity alone.