Volvo to stop making diesel versions of all new models launched from 2019

May 17, 2018
Posted by: majid

Volvo is to stop offering diesel versions on all new models launched from next year.

Instead, they will be available as either a mild petrol hybrid, plug-in petrol hybrid or battery electric vehicle.

The new S60 saloon – to be launched later this spring – will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine.

 It will initially be available with a range of four-cylinder Drive-E petrol engines as well as with two petrol plug-in hybrid versions. Mild-hybrid versions will follow next year.

Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, said: “Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines.

“We will phase out cars with only an internal combustion engine, with petrol hybrid versions as a transitional option as we move towards full electrification.

 “The new S60 represents the next step in that commitment.”

 

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