Volvo to unveil V60 plug-in hybrid

Volvo Cars will unveil its V60 plug-in hybrid - the first of its kind in the world - at the Geneva motor show in March.

The V60 plug-in hybrid will be exempt from the London Congestion Charge and road tax, thanks to its low C02 emissions of below 50g/km, which translates into fuel economy of 150 miles per gallon.

The hybrid is powered by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel, which produces 212bhp. It also features an electric motor producing 69bhp, with power sent to the rear axle.

It offers the driver the opportunity to travel up to 32 miles on pure electricity.

The virtually production-ready car will be available in the market next year, but no pricing information has been released yet.

Volvo will reveal further details at the beginning of next month.

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