Volvo Has Finally Confirmed The End Of Its Diesel Engines

The executioner's axe has been hanging over Volvo diesels for a year, but the firm has finally taken the decision to kill its oil-burners off
Volvo Has Finally Confirmed The End Of Its Diesel Engines

A year after saying that diesel still had relevance for the future, Volvo has announced a wholesale end to its diesel cars, starting with the imminent new S60.

Pledging to never again launch a new car with a diesel engine, Volvo becomes the latest in a line of car makers to cut the particulate-emitting power units from their ranges. CEO Hakan Samuelsson said:

“Our future is electric and we will no longer develop a new generation of diesel engines. 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.”

Volvo Has Finally Confirmed The End Of Its Diesel Engines

Diesel engines in models that still offer them will be allowed to finish their life cycle if demand follows the expected trajectory (downward). If demand drops faster than expected, they could be killed off sooner.

Volvo had already announced that from 2019 every car it launched would have some kind of electrification option within the range. That’s set to include mild hybrids and plug-in cars as well as full EVs.

Volvo Has Finally Confirmed The End Of Its Diesel Engines

The S60, which will be revealed in the coming weeks, will be the first Volvo this century to be launched without a diesel option. A plug-in hybrid will join eco-minded four-cylinder petrol engines.

The decision to kill diesel in favour of electrification is said to have been made with one eye on the American market, where diesel is generally unpopular with the average buyer and hybrid is seen as a more exciting, futuristic solution with lower emissions and a smoother ride.

Source: Auto Express



But what about us?? The Swedes?? We need internal combustion to be able to get into town since the distances are so far!

05/16/2018 - 09:59 |
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In reply to by Klush

Did you even bother to read the article? They want to get rid of Diesels, not ICEs as a whole.

05/16/2018 - 10:08 |
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In reply to by Klush

That’s true

05/16/2018 - 10:31 |
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In reply to by Klush

And of course America is much smaller than Sweden

05/16/2018 - 11:45 |
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Volvo Has Finally Confirmed The End Of Its Diesel Engines

In reply to by Klush

Distances are far greater in most North American cities

05/17/2018 - 01:36 |
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Dallas 2

In reply to by Klush

same in finland

05/17/2018 - 05:00 |
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Diesels can cause cancer a little bit. But not sure though

05/16/2018 - 10:07 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

A lot of stuff causes cancer, you can’t narrow it down to diesel

05/16/2018 - 10:22 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Everything causes cancer. Diesels are worse than petrol but not by much if they aren’t cheating

05/16/2018 - 10:24 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh i’m being hated of my opinion

05/16/2018 - 11:39 |
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In a couple years noone would be able to tow trailers anymore how thing are going, petrol engines are becoming so small that they lack any torqeu and diesels are being killed of…

05/16/2018 - 10:33 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Electric cars have plenty of torque..

05/16/2018 - 11:15 |
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At least this means I won’t think that a new bus route has entered my street whenever a diesel Volvo drives by.

05/16/2018 - 10:37 |
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Or that a van is coming around a corner every time a V40 diesel comes by

05/16/2018 - 11:28 |
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Radu Gabriel

I was already missing their 5 cylinder diesels and now this? Volvo’s latest designs are fantastic but I am so disappointed that there are no more 5 bangers.

05/16/2018 - 14:08 |
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What if you swapped in an old 5 banger in one of these🤔

05/23/2018 - 16:53 |
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Cameron Holmes 1

At least Peugeot said they would still do diesel whether they decline or not. Other manufacturers take notes here.

05/16/2018 - 14:38 |
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To be honest that’s just because PSA does not have the necessary know-how to develop an EV or enough funds to do the R&D on it

05/16/2018 - 20:38 |
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I’m not actually disappointed. My dad test drove a D5 XC90 and instantly hated it. The engine was pretty shit and underpowered for such a large car. And honestly, their petrols are pretty nice.

05/16/2018 - 16:26 |
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Same. My dad was gonna buy a V40 D3 but didn’t because he didn’t want the diesel. He wants the T3, which on the sales they had, costed about £1,500 more. He said the diesel just feels so boring and the constant “klak-klak-klak-klak” at idle is like a bus. If it means the petrols are gonna be the best base models then that’s good

05/17/2018 - 10:11 |
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Amazing step! much needed by all Car Manufacturers!

05/16/2018 - 19:30 |
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This is good news

05/17/2018 - 02:54 |
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Ayoub (MK1 golf guy)

Another one bites the dust

05/18/2018 - 10:06 |
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