• 25/07/2024 11:34

The last diesel car rolled off the Volvo assembly line

Swedish automaker Volvo is ending its 45-year history of using diesel engines in its passenger cars. This is reported by Ukravtoprom.

The Volvo has rolled off the assembly line the last diesel car

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The last diesel model

Volvo's latest diesel model was the premium crossover XC90, which rolled off the assembly line in Torslanda.

The last diesel car has rolled off the Volvo assembly line

Volvo XC90

The crossover has an in-line 2.0-liter four-cylinder VEA turbocharged diesel engine, which debuted in 2013.

The car was sent straight from the factory to World of Volvo Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This was only the second Volvo diesel to be created and produced in-house in its 97-year history. The first, which debuted in 2001, was a five-cylinder unit manufactured at the automaker's powertrain plant in Skovda, Sweden.

That plant has now been repurposed to produce electric motors.

Recap

< p>The Ministry of Finance wrote that in September 2023, Volvo announced that the company would cease production of any remaining diesel models until early 2024, as it strives to become a manufacturer of all-electric cars.

At the end of 2023, it was reported that that Volvo is starting pre-production of its first electric sedan, the ES90 (or V551), in China.

minfin.com.ua

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