Volvo product push rolls on with U.S.-built S60

Volvo Cars is amid a product overhaul, with the carmaker’s first U.S.-built vehicle, the S60 compact sedan, set to roll off the production line in South Carolina this fall.

The new XC40 compact crossover debuted this year and is available through the Care by Volvo subscription service, which will add the S60 this year.

The carmaker will also steadily introduce hybrid and full-electric versions across its lineup in the next several years, fulfilling a promise it made last year. The XC40 will get an a full-electric version and the XC90 large crossover and S90 large sedan will get mild hybrid variants for the 2020 model year.

XC40: The new crossover went on sale in March. A full-electric version is expected.

S60: A redesign was revealed at the opening of Volvo’s factory near Charleston, S.C., and will begin production in late August with deliveries expected this year.

The revamped S60 will be available at launch with a range of four-cylinder gasoline engines as well as two versions of its gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain. A diesel engine will be unavailable for the first time.

V60: The second-generation compact wagon, which looks like a smaller V90, will arrive in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2019. It will be available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine — turbocharged to produce 250 hp for the front-wheel-drive T5 version or turbocharged and supercharged to generate 316 hp for the all-wheel-drive T6 — and a eight-speed automatic transmission.

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