Detroit 2012: Volvo XC60 shows plug-in hybrid concept













Volvo is on the North American International Auto Show In Detroit the XC60 Concept plug-in hybrid with four-cylinder engine. It is the first gasoline plug-in hybrid model of the brand. The concept vehicle offers the driver a choice between three driving settings. The overall performance of the vehicle is located at 257 kW / 350 hp. The three drive modes give the car three different temperaments. In the Pure mode, the plug-in electric drive XC60 pure. The range is up to 45 kilometers. The hybrid mode is the default setting when starting the vehicle. This gasoline engine and electric motor work together and provide a standard, average fuel consumption of 2.3 liters. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 53 grams per kilometer. In Power mode, the vehicle provides the highest performance. Gasoline engine and electric motor then come together at a maximum torque of 580 Newton meters. The XC60 plug-in hybrid concept accelerates in the power mode in just 6.1 seconds from zero to 100 km / h. The four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that drives the front wheels makes, 206 kW / 280 hp and a maximum torque of 380 Nm. Power is transmitted via a new eight-speed automatic transmission. At the rear axle of the electric motor operates at 51 kW / 70 PS and 200 Nm, which draws its power from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is placed under the luggage compartment floor. The electric four-wheel mode of the Volvo XC60 Concept plug-in hybrid is activated by a button on the AWD button. The vehicle does not have a conventional starter system, but a built-in electric motor starter generator (ISG). The ISG is placed between the engine and gearbox and connected to the crankshaft. During the acceleration process is the ISG 34 kW / 45 hp also available, so also is charged during braking and coasting in the battery.

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