Volvo will be unveiling the new
economical, sub-120g/km diesel variants of the C30 SportsCoupe, S40
saloon and V50 Sportswagon at the Paris Motor Show in early October. All
three models are equipped with a special set of efficiency-enhancing
features and marked with the DRIVe emblem to signal their uprated
environment properties. Production of these new models will start in
mid-November with first UK customer deliveries in January.
The new 1.6D DRIVe models will offer
outstanding fuel consumption of 64.2mpg on the C30 and 62.8mpg in the
S40 and V50, with VED Band B CO2 figures of just 115g/km for
the C30 and 118g/km for the S40 and V50. These new low emissions mean
that the Volvo C30 and V50 offer best-in-class CO2 in their
"We wanted to demonstrate that low CO2
ratings are not solely the preserve of small diesel cars. By offering
the Volvo V50 with emission levels below 120g/km, we are also making it
possible for families and other customers who require extra space to
make an active pro-environmental choice," says Volvo Cars President and
CEO Fredrik Arp.
The reduction in fuel consumption and
CO2 emissions was brought about by meticulously analysing the
cars' total potential for more efficient, more economical driving. The
cars were then optimised within four areas, reduced air resistance,
lower rolling resistance, higher ratios and more efficient drivelines.