New V60 'will combine power and efficiency'
13 December 2011
Car leasing customers looking for a new vehicle which combines power, style and the latest hybrid technology could be interested in the latest offering from Volvo.
The Swedish automobile manufacturer has announced that its V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be the most advanced car it has ever produced.
According to the firm, the V60 will be the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid and it has stated it will be the perfect combination of electric, hybrid and old-fashioned muscle.
Volvo believes that 80 per cent of the cars will be used as lease vehicles and it is mainly targeting customers who are eager for the latest driving technology.
"We expect the order books to fill very quickly. The most discerning customers have many exclusive cars to choose between. But, for anyone who truly wants to be in a league of their own behind the wheel of the most ingenious car in the world, there's only our V60 Plug-in Hybrid," said Stefan Jacoby, chief executive of Volvo Car Corporation.
He added that the motor industry has been anticipating the V60 Hybrid since it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
The car will be available in just one unique colour – Electric silver – and will have a number of other distinctive exterior features.
Specially designed 17-inch tyres, integrated exhaust tailpipes and aerodynamic grills and spoilers will come as standard.
The exclusive aesthetics continue in the interior as the black leather upholstery is combined with the latest technological driver aids.
Under the bonnet, Volvo engineers have managed to produce 215 brake horsepower from the diesel engine which powers the front axel, while the hybrid system provides 70 additional cut horsepower to the rear wheels.
The announcement of the V60 follows the news earlier this year that Volvo technicians had extended the range of their electric cars by 1,000km.