The next-generation Volvo XC90 will have no diesel version. However, the largest SUV of the Swedish brand will get an all-electric variant.
Speaking at the official opening of the new-generation S60 Volvo S60, in an interview with the Carbuyer, Volvo’s CEO Håkan Samuelsson said:
We must prioritize – we can not do everything. Therefore, if we want to speed up electrification, we can not say “yes” to everything. That’s why the S60 does not have a diesel alternative, and we do not plan to use diesel engines in any new cars, including the new XC90.
The 2019 Volvo S60 is the first model of the brand, in the motor range of which diesel engines are fully abandoned. The refusal from heavy-fuel engines is expected on all-new Volvo models.
The automaker predicts that 50% of its models will be all-electric by 2025.
The XC90 of the third generation should be presented as a concept in 2021, and about a year later it will go on sale.
Senior vice president of Volvo on Research and Development Henrik Green has confirmed that the next Volvo XC90 will be based on a new version of the scalable SPA – SPA2 architecture.
Green also has announced that Volvo considers the hydrogen fuel cells technology, but a specific model should not be expected soon.