Volvo has pulled the Volvo S60 from its line-up, citing a temporary final decision as it re-evaluates its variety.
One particular of only two saloons the Swedish model available, the BMW 3 Collection rival commenced at £44,005 and was readily available with both a 246bhp delicate-hybrid petrol engine or a 448bhp petrol-electric powered plug-in hybrid powertrain (in S60 Recharge variety).
With Volvo aiming to changeover to an all-electrical model by 2030, this choice phone calls into concern the foreseeable future of the executive saloon, specially as it isn’t going to have a completely electrical variant.
On the other hand, the Volvo V60 estate, which shares the very same system and powertrain options, remains on sale, as do the larger Volvo S90 saloon and Volvo V90 estate.
Relating to the S60, a Volvo spokesperson explained: “No choice has still been designed about long term product strategies. We will talk any updates as correct.
“We are constantly re-evaluating our solution portfolio and as portion of this process have briefly eradicated the S60 from sale in the British isles.”
Another reason for the decision could be the S60’s income. Figures produced by Jato Dynamics (which combines S60 and V60 revenue) show that the autos have endured a 51% drop in registrations so much this year (to 16,797) when compared with 2021 – the biggest drop in the Volvo line-up.
We assume that the S60 is mainly to blame for this slide, given that the V60 continues to be on sale.