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Volvo V60 diesel hybrid highlighted in video

Thu, 29 Mar 2012

Volvo released a few lighthearted videos this month of lab-coat-wearing engineers unboxing the new V60 diesel hybrid wagon. Unboxing is the Internet practice of filming when opening a new product—or taking it apart, such as an Apple iPod.

We first saw the V60 at the 2011 Geneva motor show, and then this year in Detroit.

The Volvo V60 will use an electric battery with a diesel engine to return the equivalent of 124 mpg. It will charge from a standard outlet, though in the video the engineers aren't talking about 110-volt plugs—they're talking about the European version.

The United States won't be part of the initial run of 1,000 units.

The car won't be short on power either. The diesel V60 will have a 2.4-liter, five-cylinder engine that, combined with the electric motor, will deliver an output of 285 hp.

The 2013 Volvo V60 will be priced at about $75,000 when it goes on sale in Europe. Check out the first video above; parts two and three are below.

By Jake Lingeman