Carmaker Volvo developed a new model, the V40, but also the first plug-in hybrid V60 and will have their first official public displays at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that will take place this next weekend in the grounds of Goodwood House. Under the hood, the Volvo V40 hides a 1.6-liter diesel engine capable of developing 115 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. All the output is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission and it also features a start/stop system.
This only means that the V40 drives will have a lot to gain starting with improved running costs and also low vehicle tax. The model enters the premium hatchback segment featuring high-tech features with a price of GBP19.745. In the event of an impact with a pedestrian, the V40 features a pedestrian airbag. This model is actually the first in the world to have one. The carmaker also offers Bluetooth, City Safety and the low collision avoidance system, all as standard. As mentioned above, the carmaker will also launch the V60 Plug-in Hybrid, a model powered by a 2.4-liter turbo diesel capable of developing 215 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. The best thing about it is that the driver can select the required driving mode through buttons that give the car three entirely different temperaments: Pure, Hybrid or Power. The first one is powered only by an electric motor and the range varies with terrain, climate and driving style. Hybrid is the standard setting every time the car starts. Las, but not least is the Power mode offer the perfect amount of power. In this mode the V60 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds. The ones interested will have the opportunity to check this model out during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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