'Customers don't want quirky electric vehicles' he told What Car?. 'Our electric vehicles will be in existing models'.
- No stand-alone electric Volvos
- Existing models will be electrified
- Three-cylinder petrols and diesel due
Mertens also admitted that work has started on three-cylinder diesel and petrol engines for future Volvo models. Likely recipients of the new engines will be the replacement for the V40 and a new small SUV, dubbed XC40. Both are being jointly developed using new architecture with parent company Geely.