No diesel for new Volvo S60 saloon

No diesel for new Volvo S60 saloon

Volvo will never launch new diesel cars in the United Kingdom, according to new reports.

It follows the automaker's announcement last July that every vehicle it launches from 2019 will feature some form of electrification, whether it be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric power.

Samuelsson told the FT: "We're not saying diesel is more dirty, but it's more complicated and more expensive".

Geely also controls Volvo's breakaway performance vehicle brand, Polestar, Lynk&Co and black taxi maker LEVC - all of which are pioneering EV technology and new sales and ownership models.

"Our future is electric", said Volvo president Hakan Samuelsson, "and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines".

As mentioned above, the new S60 will be the first new Volvo without a diesel option.

The new S60, a premium mid-size sports saloon, is based on Volvo's in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which also underpins the new 90 Series and 60 Series cars.

The S60 will be the last Volvo to launch with conventional, non-hybridised petrol engines as the mild-hybrid derivatives are only expected to come on stream in 2019.

The new S60 will initially be available with a range of four-cylinder petrol engines as well as with two petrol plug-in hybrid versions - the T6 and T8 Twin Engine we already know from the new V60. Volvo says a mild hybrid version of the auto will arrive in 2019. Interestingly, the plant will be the sole hub for the S60, meaning US -built S60s will be sold worldwide. Ltd, has said it plans to offer only hybrid or full-electric motors on every new model launched from 2019.

Samuelson said hybridisation could be the key to helping petrol cars match the Carbon dioxide emissions targets of diesel cars while offering superior fuel economy.

But this is not going to happen overnight, as Volvo expects fully-electric cars to account for just 50 percent of its global sales by 2025 and even that estimation is perhaps a bit ambitious.

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