Volvo will soon launch its 2019 saloon S60 without a diesel engine. The Swedish automaker also confirmed it will offer the 4-door car in two plug-in hybrid variants when it goes on sale, with mild hybrid versions following in 2019.
Volvo says the S60 represents its first step in the company’s commitment to move beyond the combustion engine and electrify its fleet of vehicles, a plan first announced in July 2017. The company last month said it aims to have fully electric vehicles make up 50 percent of its sales globally by 2025. All new Volvo models launched from 2019 on will be made available as either a mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric vehicle. So far, Volvo offers only plug-in hybrid versions of the XC90, S90 and XC60, plus the upcoming V60.