The stream era of a Volvo S60 sedan is in a final indication year, slated to be transposed in showrooms by a new 2019 indication by a time we sing Auld Lang Syne. In some markets, a powertrain options embody a accumulation of turbodiesel engines, that embody a 1.6-liter four-cylinder, and dual inline fives, in 2.0 and 2.4-liter displacement. The next-gen S60 will underline nothing of these, as Volvo announced Wednesday in a press recover that a S60 would desert diesel energy wholly in a 2019 indication year.
Volvo states that a new S60 will be a initial of a complicated newcomer vehicles not to offer a diesel engine. This change will be done as partial of Volvo’s light emigration toward electrified power, with each automobile rising in 2019 and over utilizing electric thrust in one approach or another, be it a amiable hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or a entirely electric vehicle.
The new S60 itself will be accessible with gasoline and plug-in hybrid powertrain options during launch, with center belligerent amiable variety following for a 2020 indication year.
“Our destiny is electric, and we will no longer rise a new era of diesel engines,” settled Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson. “We will proviso out cars with usually an inner explosion engine, with petrol hybrid versions as a transitory choice as we pierce towards full electrification. The new S60 represents a subsequent step in that commitment.”
Volvo spoke progressing this year of a enterprise to reinstate half a sales with electric vehicles by 2025, and has allegedly ceased growth of inner explosion engines. Its Polestar opening code is already electrified, with a $155,000 Polestar 1 hybrid portion as Volvo Cars’ halo car. We might be means to design Volvo’s serve technological showcases to enter a marketplace by a Polestar door, so Polestar might be a code to watch for gauging Volvo’s success with electrification.