wants to move away from the combustion engine. The new Volvo S60 sedan will be launched later
this year, and it will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine.
In fact, all cars form Volvo launched from 2019 onwards will be mild petrol hybrids, plug-in petrol
hybrids or battery electric vehicles. It is the first traditional carmaker to commit to all-out electrification
in July 2017. “Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines,”
said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “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.”
In India, Volvo is expected to launch its new Mercedes GLA-rival, the XC40 in a few months.