Today, Volvo confirmed it will be bringing a V60 to next week’s 2013 New York Auto Show, but not because it’s about to announce local sales but because the car is a finalist in the show’s World Green Car of the Year awards.
Volvo’s diesel-electric V60 Plug-In Hybrid, which can return combined fuel economy as high as 124 mpg, has made it into the final round of voting, along with the Renault Zoe and Tesla Model S.
It is this ultra-frugal version of the V60 that will be showcased in New York next week.
However, we could still see Volvo announce its V60 for local sale. In addition to presenting its updated 2014 model range, Volvo also confirmed today that it will announce a new addition to its U.S. lineup at the New York Auto Show.
In addition to the V60, possibilities include the V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country crossover. It’s unlikely Volvo will reintroduce its V70 wagon, which is still sold overseas.
As for fans hoping to see Volvo launch a plug-in hybrid in the U.S., the automaker said it plans to in “a few years.” Expect the Americanized plug-in to feature a gasoline-electric drivetrain as well as a crossover body. Volvo already previewed such a vehicle at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in the form of its XC60 Plug-In Hybrid concept.
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