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A Volvo XC60 PHEV Will Stream This Year’s Solar Eclipse


First mentioned in Gas 2, a Volvo XC60 SUVs will travel across America in order to capture the solar eclipse. The solar eclipse is the first one in the last 100 years and there will be no other until the year 2024. The car will, of course, be specially equipped with all tools necessary.

The Volvo XC60

This model is no ordinary car for Volvo It has recorded more sales than any other model. For 2018, the midsize SUV will use the same hybrid powertrain used for the XC90 model (400 horsepower). Volvo announced that by 2019 all their cars will use both battery and electric motors. Even though not all of them will be fully electric, the company together with Geely (their patent company) is already designing full electric cars. Therefore Volvo will have hybrids and plug-in hybrids in the near future.

The Volvo XC60 is being produced in Sweden, Torslanda, at the company’s factory. The model is expected to be available in the U.S at the beginning of 2018 and the starting price is around 41,000$. Its price is similar with BMW i3’s starting price.

Features of the XC60

This compact crossover SUV is the second generation so far and it has a front engine and buyers can choose between a front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive.

The concept of the emblematic model includes a glass roof, a large Volvo logo and 20-inch wheels. The first vehicle was presented back in 2007 during the North American International Show.  The first generation 2008-2017 of XC60 cars was manufactured in Belgium by Gent.

Volvo announces the solar eclipse chase

According to the company, a big fleet of XC60 SUVs will be sent to multiple locations across America in order to try and stream the 2017’s solar eclipse.