16 Jul '18, 9pm

New Volvo Trademarks Hint at EV Spinoff for XC60 - Hybrid Cars News

New Volvo Trademarks Hint at EV Spinoff for XC60 - Hybrid Cars News

Either Volvo is going back in time or there’s a new form of propulsion on the horizon for the XC60, because the Swedish brand just trademarked the names XC60 B4 AWD and XC60 B5 AWD nameplates, which was discovered by editors at Swede Speed . Given Volvo’s naming structure, we know that B4 and B5 will refer to the XC60’s powertrain. Currently, Volvo sells diesel engines under the D4, D5, D6 (etc.) badges, while gas-powered cars start with T: T5, T6, or the plug-in hybrid T8. Go back in time, though, and Volvo used to designate its engines with B names: 1944’s B4B engine, for instance, found its way into the PV and the Duett; while the B18 graced the engine bays of every US Volvo from 1961 to 1974 (with the exception of the 164). ALSO SEE: Electric Volvo XC40 to Serve as Brand’s First EV The name came from Bensin, the Swedish word for gas, with the numbers generally referrin...

Full article: https://www.hybridcars.com/new-volvo-trademarks-hint-ev-s...

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