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We already know some details about Volvo’s future plans. The Swedish company is going to reveal the next generation S60 this summer, while the recently unveiled V60 will be soon joined by a Cross Country version. In general, the company will develop more powerful and efficient hybrid powertrains, until it eventually moves entirely to electric power at some point.
This is not a surprise, of course, but we are surprised to hear Volvo’s current generation of turbocharged internal combustion engines is its last. This fact was revealed by Hakan Samuelsson, the brand’s CEO, during the presentation of the new V60 wagon in Stockholm, Sweden.
As shocking as this statement sounds, don’t expect future Volvos to lose their gas engines in the next at least seven years. A new generation of the SPA architecture is planned for 2021, but it will continue to use the current generation ICEs, albeit heavily modified.