Detroit, Michigan – Volvo unveiled the Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept, a unique vehicle which the company says is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. The driver chooses a driving mode via three buttons on the instrument panel. The buttons give the car three distinct temperaments: Pure, Hybrid or Power.

“The technology in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is as ingenious as it is unique,” said Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.  “You can make really green progress on the road without compromising on any of the luxury car’s renowned properties. No other manufacturer has succeeded in delivering fuel economy and electrical range on this level in a capable, spacious performance car with 350 horsepower on tap.”

“This world-class gasoline plug-in hybrid technology, featuring a state-of-the-art four-cylinder engine from our upcoming Volvo Environmental Architecture engine family, will reach our American showrooms in a couple of years. However, it is too early to say which model will be the first to feature this solution,” Jacoby said.

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