THE current Volvo S60 saloon range - a rival to the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 - starts with the 2.0 D2 Business Edition.
All new Volvo models launched from 2019 will be available as either a mild petrol hybrid, plug-in petrol hybrid or battery electric vehicle.
That's because there will be no diesel option in the range for the first time.
Nothing was mentioned about Volvo's plans with regard to the medium form of electrification - hybrid powertrains (HEVs) with a high-voltage battery that can not be charged externally, like Toyota's and Lexus' Hybrid Synergy Drive.More news: Meghan Markle's half-sister claims responsibility for dad's photoshoot set up
Volvo has announced that its upcoming new S60 saloon will not be sold with a diesel engine. It was the first traditional vehicle maker to commit to all-out electrification in July 2017.
That said, even petrol engines will eventually be phased out, with Volvo referring to the hybrid models as a "transitional" stepping stone on the road to full electrification.
Volvo Cars last month reinforced its electrification strategy by stating that it aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its global sales by 2025.
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.More news: Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: NCP, Shiv Sena doubt EVMs, demand ballot papers
The new S60 is yet to be revealed, but it will be based on the same platform as the V60 estate, which was launched earlier this year and is available with diesel engines.
In August previous year the Geely-owned Swedish auto manufacturer publicised its target of selling one million electrified vehicles, stating that all of its new products will include an element of EV technology from 2019. The Charleston plant will be the only manufacturing location for the new S60.
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