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Beijing 2014: The Volvo S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid makes Chinese debut

Beijing 2014:  The Volvo S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid makes Chinese debut image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Volvo | posted April 21, 2014 08:28

The Volvo Petrol Plug-in Hybrid is an electric and hybrid high-performance sedan.

Volvo Cars unveiled the Volvo S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid (PPHEV) at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition proving that they are serious in helping China get rid of their pollution problem amidst the booming automotive market.

The Volvo S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid (PPHEV) is a pretty unique sedan.  It uses electric and hybrid technology to complement its 238 horsepower petrol turbo to make it a high-performance machine that combines ‘dynamic driving pleasure and superb fuel economy.’

The S60L PPHEV uses the same technology as the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid, the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid, which has been a groundbreaking success in Europe.

“Creating a powertrain that offers 306 horsepower by blending a 238 horsepower petrol turbo from our new four-cylinder Drive-E engine family with a 68 horsepower electric motor, proves that the most efficient car can also be the most fun to drive. This is our most technologically advanced powertrain ever. It brings us closer to our vision to offer zero emission motoring in the future,” said Håkan Samuelsson.

The Volvo S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid (PPHEV), already built in the Chengdu plant, will be launched in China early 2015.