Volvo has announced that a new group of engines has started production, ready to be used in cars as early as this fall.
The new four-cylinder engines are developed and produced in house at Volvo, and are expected to deliver better performance than today’s six-cylinder units, while offering lower fuel consumption than the current crop of four-cylinder motors. The engine family, dubbed the new Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) are all built on the same line, in an effort to higher efficiency production
“This marks a milestone in Volvo Cars’ history. With our new engine family we are focusing on two additional vital properties – driving pleasure and fuel efficiency,” says Derek Crabb, Vice President Powertrain Engineering. “During the development, the starting point was our customers and what we wanted to offer them in regard to good fuel economy, low environmental impact and immense driving pleasure at an attractive price.”
The new engines will be seen in cars as early as this fall. Expect them to be in the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80. The new family of engines is expected in both diesel and gas versions, as well as electric-hybrid variants.