Volvo says the 2019 Volvo S60 will be the first modern passenger car that does not offer diesel engines. These changes will be made as part of Volvo’s gradual migration to electric power, with every vehicle starting in 2019 and beyond by using electric propulsion in one way or another, whether it’s a lightweight hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric vehicle.
Volvo S60 Diesel Engine
The next generation sedan, built in the US and touted as a premium sports sedan, is a sister model of the newly launched V60. Unlike S60, the V60 is sold in Europe with a choice of two diesel engines that not only meet the tight emissions standards but are very economical: the best diesel is rated at 54.7 mpg during the fuel cycle. The European Test of NEDC. Instead, the V60 with a gasoline engine only manages 30.9 mpg in the same test.
Volvo S60 Performance
The next big start before the Volvo break is scheduled for this summer, when we’ll see the all-new S60. He will share his foundation with magnificent V60 wagons, meaning that two hybrid powertrains will be available rechargeable T6 AWD Twin Engine with 340 horsepower and T8 Twin AWD Machine with 390 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque.
Volvo S60 Platform
Next year, Volvo will also launch an aging V40 replacement, which will be based on the CMA platform. Although not radically different from the current model, Kerssemakers promised that it would be electrified and would be a powerful evolution. Meanwhile, before the end of 2018, XC40 will receive a hybrid powertrain.
Volvo S60 Release Date
The 2019 Volvo S60 production starts at the company’s new plant fall in Charleston, South Carolina. Volvo said the new US plant will be the only point of manufacture of cars. Driving on the ever-changing Volvo product architecture (SPA), the new S60 will share much in common with the recently launched V60 booth.
When it goes on sale, the 2019 Volvo S60 will only be available with a four-cylinder turbocharged Volvo petrol engine version, with two hybrid plug-in variants.