Gallery: 7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

Volvo has yet to offer a hybrid model in North America, but that’s about to change. Volvo gave us a preview of a plug-in hybrid version of the XC60 crossover, in concept form. The XC60 plug-in hybrid concept is propelled by a 280 horsepower turbocharged
 
Volvo has yet to offer a hybrid model in North America, but that’s about to change. Volvo gave us a preview of a plug-in hybrid version of the XC60 crossover, in concept form. The XC60 plug-in hybrid concept is propelled by a 280 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sends its power to the front wheels, while the rear wheels are powered by a 70 horsepower electric motor. Drivers can select between three driving modes: Pure, Hybrid or Power. Volvo clams that in Hybrid mode the XC60 plug-in hybrid has a combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg, and in Power mode (the most powerful setting), the XC60 can reach 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Volvo hasn’t announced an exact release date, but it’s expected to arrive in two years.

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  1. Ramon Calicdan February 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

    The icars of the future…ielectric, electrifying!!!

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