The new plug-in Citroen C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid automatic will be shown at the Brussels motor show this week and first UK deliveries are planned for summer.
It has a 31 miles electric range and 180hp petrol 1.6 litre engine as well, a 600 litres maximum bootspace and cost from £35,340.
Daimler and Volvo are in preliminary talks to consider jointly developing a new generation of engines, according to a magazine affiliate of Automotive News Europe.
In October, Volvo said its Chinese parent Geely was looking at joint ventures for new ICEs and hybrid powertrains and it has a 10% stake in Daimler.
Very tough EU emissions requirements of average 95gkm for car makers have taken effect this week as the holiday ended and production restarted.
The limit will apply to 95% of a manufacturer’s range and means most will have to slash emissions by 21% compared to 2018 average of 120gkm, hopefully by boosting ev models being bought and for each gram over the new limit the manufacturer will have to pay €95.
Test drives, live action and the UK’s biggest car forecourt are planned for the returning British Motor Show at Farnborough end of August.
One visitor will also win £1,000 towards their next car.