A new model, new
engines and new engine technologies are the key additions to the Volvo
range for the 2010 model year, all of which offer enhanced drivability,
lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel consumption.
S40 and V50
The Volvo C30 SportsCoupe, S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon DRIVe models
now all feature the intelligent new Start/Stop function which brings CO2
emissions down to 104 g/km and improves fuel consumption up to 72.4 mpg.
The sports-inspired R-DESIGN specification and body styling has also
been introduced to the DRIVe range offering CO2 emissions of
up to 119 g/km and 62.8 mpg in all three models1.
for the C30 range start at £14,995 OTR for the entry level 1.6 S. The
1.6D DRIVe with Start/Stop variants start at £15,745. The S40 and V50
ranges start at £14,745 and £16,495 OTR for the 1.6 S models with the
DRIVe with Start/Stop range commencing at £17,495 for the S40 and
£18,845 for the V50.
A new front-wheel-drive variant of the Volvo XC60 is now available with
the upgraded 2.4D 175 PS engine. This combination with a manual
transmission reduces CO2 emissions to 159 g/km and is badged
DRIVe. In addition to the lower CO2 emissions, fuel economy
is also dramatically improved; from 37.7 mpg (combined) to 47.1 mpg, a
25% improvement. The new D5 engine is also now available in the XC60
offering up to an 11% increase in performance and an 8% reduction in CO2
emissions to 183 g/km.
Prices for the XC60
range start at £24,995 for the 2.4D DRIVe S model, with the new D5
engine joining the range at £26,745.
The Volvo XC70 benefits from the two new diesel engines – 2.4D and D5 –
which join the range in SE specification and cost £27,995 and £31,495
OTR respectively. The 2.4D engine will only be available with
front-wheel-drive and models with manual transmission feature CO2
emissions of just 159 g/km and will be badged DRIVe. It will also
benefit from improved fuel consumption of up to 47.1 mpg.
Other changes to
the XC70 range include a new front grille displaying the large iron mark
and new steering wheel chrome highlights and chrome trim around the
ignition area. Cars with the D5 and T6 AWD engines will also have
visible twin rear exhaust pipes as standard.
As announced on 26 February 2009, the Volvo S80 has benefitted from a
full re-fresh this model year, both externally and internally.2
dynamics and ride of the new Volvo S80 have also been updated and
improved by the introduction of two new chassis - the Lowered Dynamic
Chassis and the Comfort Chassis. The Lowered Dynamic Chassis has been
developed to offer drivers enhanced sporting driving characteristics and
more responsive handling, while the Comfort Chassis offers a compliant
and un-interrupted smooth ride. The introduction of these new chassis'
gives customers the opportunity to tailor their S80 to suit their
driving style – for inspired, enthusiastic driving or relaxed comfort.
The Lowered Dynamic
Chassis will be offered as standard on the SE and SE Lux models. The
Comfort Chassis will be the only chassis available on the Executive trim
The new Volvo S80
will also feature three new diesel engines, the 2.4D, D5 and the low CO2-emitting
DRIVe. As well as providing the Volvo S80 with a different driving
experience, the car will also benefit from lower fuel consumption and
fewer emissions. An upgraded 2.5T is available, offering a 31 PS
performance boost to provide 231 PS and 340 Nm of torque. Despite this
13% increase in power, CO2 emissions have been reduced to 206
g/km and fuel consumption improved to 32.8 mpg with the manual
A new R-DESIGN
Interior Pack has been introduced which includes Dynamic Sports leather
faced front seats, R-DESIGN leather sports steering wheel and gearknob,
instrument dials, aluminium pedals and sports floor mats. The pack is
available on SE Premium and SE Lux premium models and is priced at £500.
Prices for the new
Volvo S80 range start at £21,745 for the new low-CO2 emitting
DRIVe SE model. The new 2.4D starts at £25,845 in SE specification,
while the D5 joins the range at £27,745.
The Volvo V70 gains the two new diesel engines with prices for the 2.4D
starting at £26,845 OTR and £28,745 for the D5 both in SE trim. Changes
to the V70 range also include a new front grille displaying the large
iron mark and new steering wheel chrome highlights in SE and SE Lux and
chrome trim around the ignition area. Cars with the D5 and T6 AWD
engines now have visible twin rear exhaust pipes as standard.
The 2.5T engine has
been updated to offer a performance boost to 231 PS and 340 Nm of
torque. Despite this 13% increase in power the CO2 emissions
have been reduced to 209 g/km and fuel consumption improved to 32.1 mpg
with the manual transmission.
Prices for the
Volvo V70 range start at £22,745 for the new low-CO2 emitting
The 2.0D engine in the C70 has been updated to offer CO2
emissions of 158 g/km to enable the car to fall below the 160 g/km
threshold for the Capital Write Down Allowance. The Volvo C70 range
starts at £24,995 OTR for the 2.0D S model.
Volvo's seven-seat XC90 receives a new, lighter chassis and new dampers
designed to improve drivability. In spite of this new chassis there are
no price rises for the XC90. The range starting price remains static at
£29,995 OTR for the D5 Active model, while prices for the flagship
Executive variant have been reduced for the 2010 Model Year. The
Executive now starts at £42,985 OTR for the 3.2-litre petrol model, a
decrease of over £4,000 with minimal specification changes.
New D5 and
The Volvo S80, V70, XC70 and XC60 all benefit from the new and improved
D5 and 2.4D diesel engines which were announced earlier this year3.
The new D5 engine with its twin sequential turbo charging offers a 20 PS
performance boost to provide 205 PS and 420 NM of torque. Despite this
power increase, CO2 emissions have been cut to 169 g/km in
the XC70 and V70, 183 g/km in the XC60, while the S80 offers 164 g/km.
The 2.4D has also
been upgraded and the new engine offers a 12 percent improvement in
performance to 175 PS and 420 Nm of torque whilst bringing down CO2
levels to 155 g/km in the S80 and 159 g/km in the V70. In the XC60 and
XC70 the 2.4D coincides with the introduction of front-wheel-drive and
together, they reduce emissions to just 159 g/km. Crucially, this figure
enables these two models to fall below the 160 g/km threshold for the
Capital Write Down Allowance.
All new MY'10
models are available to order now with first customer cars expected in