25 Jun '18, 11am

Volvo's electrification push expanding to every corner of the market

When it launches its 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered next year, the Swedish automaker will nearly complete a startling turn toward electrification in less than a decade that began with a small-volume wagon in 2011 and will soon incorporate a full battery electric vehicle and every model in showrooms. Later in 2019, for buyers in the U.S., the transformation will go further. According to Volvo, all of its models will be available with either hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric options in 2019. Although Volvo's model range is relatively small compared to other luxury and mainstream automakers, nearly every segment is covered: crossover, sedan, full-size, mid-size, compact, and wagon. Volvo now offers three versions of a plug-in hybrid powertrain: a T8 Twin Engine, which pairs a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-4 to a 10.4-kwh lithium-ion battery a...

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