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Volvo S60 News

  • Volvo V60L PPHEV plug-in hybrid

    Just over a year ago we got a chance to drive Volvo's V60 Plug-In Hybrid. It's a powerful, attractive and fuel-efficient vehicle--but the major talking point is its use of a diesel, rather than gasoline engine as its main source of motive power. The car is selling well in Europe, but Volvo is reaffirming its commitment to plug-in hybrids with a new gasoline S60 plug-in hybrid at the Beijing Auto Show. Called the S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle), Volvo has built the car's hybrid powertrain around the latest four-cylinder, 2.0-liter Drive-E turbocharged gasoline engines. As...

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    2015 Volvo S60, XC60, New V60 Wagon: Fuel-Efficient Drive-E Engines

    After several years of keeping quiet, Volvo is finally starting to roll out new and updated products--especially in its core mid-size segment. We've now driven three of them, all 2015 models: the XC60 crossover utility, the S60 sport sedan, and the new V60 wagon, the first actual Volvo wagon to be...

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    Before Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo Preps Efficient New Gas Engines

    As German luxury brands have moved to smaller turbocharged engines with much-improved gas mileage, Volvo's entire U.S. lineup has remained powered by five- and six-cylinder engines. Yet with the introduction of a new generation of so-called Drive-E engines—and eight-speed automatic...

  • Volvo S60 KERS Engineering Prototype
    Volvo S60 KERS Hybrid Prototype: Brief First Drive

    Is KERS an energy-saving technology we'll be seeing in production cars any time soon, or is it just a way to help increase performance? We've been to Sweden to find out at Volvo's Gothenburg test track.

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    Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Wagon Coming At Geneva Motor Show

    While working energetically on its C30 DRIVe Electric battery-electric vehicle, Swedish carmaker Volvo has also been developing green powertrains for its larger vehicles for several years. Now, it's ready to unveil the first of these, a plug-in hybrid version of its V60 station wagon, a model not...

  • SARTRE self-driving cars first real-world test
    Video: Europe Looking To Curb Emissions With Self Driving Cars

    Scientists in Europe are working closely with major industry and government as part of a new initiative called SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment), which hopes to develop self-driving technology that will allow vehicles to drive autonomously in long road trains on the highway. Just...

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