Hey, folks, it’s time to blow trumpets! Now 2019 Volvo S60 is in luck – this sedan is considered to be the first production passenger vehicle without a diesel engine to hit dealerships soon. Droppin’ diesel option is believed as a part of Volvo’s electrification plan; according to this strategy, each vehicle launching in 2019 will be offered as a plug-in hybrid, a mild hybrid, or an all-electric vehicle. Since then, the Swedish automotive giant has announced it focuses on deriving at least half of its total sales from electric vehicles by 2025 – despite the fast diesels are still going strong in the Old World.
Sharing its base with the Volvo V60 wagon, the S60 underpins the Volvo’s SPA architecture, being narrower and longer. It should be said the model borrows some brand’s latest design cues from the V60 and S90. The new S60 sedan will be launched, respectively, with plug-in hybrid and gasoline powertrain options; various Drive-E four-cylinder engines will be apparently available.