Plug-in hybrids and electric powered vehicles represent the future of the automotive industry, and for good reason. Featuring radically efficient and highly sustainable powertrains, electric vehicles possess the capability to travel faster for longer periods of time without releasing as many harmful emissions into the air as a traditional gas-powered vehicle would. In an attempt to keep up with the times, Volvo has decided to take the initiative and release two new plug-in hybrid variants of two of the brand's most iconic vehicles.

New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Engines for the Volvo XC60 & V60

Named the 2018 World Car of the Year and 2018 North American Utility of the Year, Volvo's award-winning XC60 mid-sized SUV is being upgraded with a 415-horsepower plug-in hybrid engine for 2020. Also getting an electric variant is the all-new V60 mid-sized wagon, introducing to the class the new Polestar Engineered trim.

First debuted on the 2019 S60, the Polestar Engineered trim offers specific performance expressions of each vehicles' unique design, enhancing various driving elements like throttle response, braking and handling. According to Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo Car USA, the new Polestar Engineered trim on the S60 sold out online in an hour, and he expects similar results for the V6 upon its release this Summer.

Drivers can expect these new models to come equipped with optimized powertrain software that is designed to provide faster access to torque and focus additional power to the rear wheels. Boasting a robust and athletic Volvo T8 Twin Plug-in Hybrid engine, both the XC60 and the new V60 will be able to produce an impressive 415-horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque.

Learn More About the XC60 and V60 Plug-In Hybrid Models at North Point Volvo

Ride the wave into the future of efficient car driving this Summer with the award-winning XC60 and the all-new V60 Plug-In Hybrid variants, soon to be available at our North Point Volvo dealership in Alpharetta. To learn more, visit us online or join us in-person at North Point Volvo and speak to a dedicated sales representative today!

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