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Volvo launch automatic gearbox in Volvo DRIVe models

Volvo have announced the latest step in its ‘DRIVe towards Zero’ emissions strategy with the launch of an automatic gearbox option in four Volvo DRIVe models

Volvo have announced the latest step in its ‘DRIVe towards Zero’ emissions strategy with the launch of an automatic gearbox option in four Volvo DRIVe models; the S60 DRIVe, V60 DRIVe, V70 DRIVe and the S80 DRIVe.

All these models can be ordered with Volvo’s Powershift dual-clutch automatic gearbox which delivers exactly the same fuel economy and emissions as the class leading manual boxed variants.

Customers will be able to order a DRIVe Powershift early next year with production beginning mid-February.  On the road prices start at £25,230 for the S60 DRIVe, £26,405 for the V60 DRIVe, £27,730 for the V70 DRIVe and £26,980 for the S80 DRIVe.

Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at the Volvo Car Corporation said "for the first time ever, we have managed to bring the fuel consumption in variants with an automatic gearbox down to the same level as in the manual versions. An impressive achievement by our powertrain experts.”