Taking its cue from Internet consumption-centric "unboxing" and "teardown" videos, Volvo would like to introduce you to its new V60 plug-in hybrid.

In two new videos, Volvo seems to think people want to see what it would be like if PHEVs came packaged like new iPads. First, we get to carefully open the origami layers of the box to reveal the new iDevice car and then peel back the clear stickers that kept your new phone car scratch free until you picked it up. So much sexier than a vehicle transporter truck.

In the second video, Volvo's lab crew dismantles the car, showing off the seats while a voice says this is Volvo's "most human-centric car ever." We then get to see the through-the-road powertain, with the five-cylinder, 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine up front and the electric motor in back that, together, offer up to 280 horsepower. More specs here and you can see both videos after the jump.

We already know the V60 PHEV crashes well, so what's next? Do we find out if it blends?





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      Peter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Marketing aside this is the second through the road diesel electric hybrid 4x4 that we will not get.... or will we?
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 2 Years Ago
      I heard no mention of price and availability. nor much about weight and aerodynamic coefficients.
      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      Naturally, because Americans have never forgotten bad diesels in the early 1980s (a scant 30 years ago), no one at Volvo will even think of importing this car.
      Danny
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the best way to own a hybrid, I just with it was shared with cooler platforms.
      A_Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Read V60 Diesel as Vin Diesel. I like movies.
      Tysto
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing will conquer Europe... at least in the upscale market.
      ELECTRIC4ME
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring it on Volvo!
      Ford Future
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sensational, spectacular and stupendous.
      co2112
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great now hopefully my the new 2014 XC90 will be a turbo diesel plugin hybrid as well. European spec diesels already get 28-36 mpg. What are the specs of the hybrid range for pure electric and tank? Love it not sure why diesels weren't the engine of choice in hybrid vehicles. More torque more fuel efficient.
        DaveMart
        • 2 Years Ago
        @co2112
        Money. It already costs a bit more to produce a diesel, and you add still more by making it a hybrid. The Peugeot 3008 is a good car, but it ain't cheap.
      Louis Choquette
      • 2 Years Ago
      Volvo V60, the world's first diesel hybrid, which ISN'T COMING TO AMERICA. I don't want to hear about another great car that we can't have!!!!
      kEiThZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's the chances of this coming to North America?
        Chris M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kEiThZ
        Slim. Since the US has stricter emissions standards than Europe, it has been difficult and expensive to design diesels that can meet US emission standards. It has been done, and there are some diesel models sold in the US, but the modifications needed drives up the price, making it difficult to compete with gasoline hybrids. We're much more likely to see a gasoline hybrid version, or even a pure elecric, for the US market.
      DRstrangelove
      • 2 Years Ago
      gay
        auch1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DRstrangelove
        ... and by that you must mean fabulous, smart, thoughtful, sexy and can change the world for the better.
        PR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DRstrangelove
        Thanks for coming out of the closet with your declaration about yourself!!
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