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