2014 Volvo XC60: the Swedish Hybrid Concept

Volvo XC60 2014 Front Angle

2014 The Volvo XC60 Plug- in Hybrid Concept is the main novelty of Volvo in the next Hall of Detroit. And as I mentioned at the beginning meant to be three cars in one.

- ‘Pure ‘ : The vehicle moves only with the energy that comes from the electric motor as long as possible until the batteries lose their charge. The range is up to 45 kilometers.

- ‘ Hybrid ‘ : The way the car starts by default. The gasoline engine and electric motor work together to deliver the best performance with minimum environmental impact. In this way the average consumption is 2.3 l/100 km , which means that CO2 emissions are just 53 g / km. The theoretical range would be about 860 km.

volvo xc60 2014 interior

I told you about the power of the combustion engine , but I have not made ​​it clear that it is a four cylinder engine that produces a maximum torque of 380 Nm that is transmitted to the front wheels through a gearbox eight-speed automatic . It is a propeller VEA engine family ( ‘ Volvo Environmental Architecture ), which includes multiple measures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 35 % , such as direct injection , lightweight construction, optimized turbocharging. The batteries , which are located under the trunk floor are lithium – ion and have a capacity of 12kWh . They can be recharged at a conventional outlet and take about three hours to be 100 % . And to keep load in the first few minutes , you can set your air conditioner to heat / cool the cabin while still attached to the network. In the technology section is noteworthy that the navigation system 2014 Volvo XC60 Plug- in Hybrid Concept is specially built to search for the most economical route to the destination . It also offers information at all times possible charging points. And since it is a model of latest technology , allows you to access , via a pre-installed application on a smartphone , to information concerning remaining range , load , even remotely, verify that the cable is properly connected to the network. Finally , note that the 2014 Volvo XC60 Plug- in Hybrid Concept introduces a rather novel feature.

Volvo XC60 2014 rear side view


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