Volvo V60 Hybrid: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

With the International Motor Show preparing to open for its 81st edition, more emphasis is being placed on the environmentally friendly range of cars. The Green pavilion success in 2010 means organizers would like its location to be more central this year.

More and more of us are being influenced by environmental protection considerations when it comes to choosing which car to purchase. You can check out more information about the preparations for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show here.

One of the cars of the future that will help in the aiding of the carbon footprint is the new Volvo V60. Its Hybrid engine means less pollution. When fully charged it will run for 31 miles on pure electricity thanks to a 70hp electric motor mounted in the rear, while upfront is a 215hp, 2.4 litre, five-cylinder turbo diesel. Further details about the V60 Hybrid appearing at the Geneva Motor show can be found at Engadget.

Stateside the V60 wagon will be coming across to most buyers as a type of ‘enthusiast vehicle.’ This is according to Auto Blog sources. They also think the new engine work that has gone into this Hybrid will ‘keep Volvo loyalists out of the clutches of the Prius or Lexus’.

What are your thoughts about this environmentally friendly vehicle? Will you be considering environmental protection when it comes to purchasing your next car?

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