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Volvo offer Drive-E engines across range

From May 2014

All new Volvo models will have the option to be built with engines from the new Drive-E powertrain family offering a world-class blend of drivability and low CO2 emissions. The CO2 emissions of the 190 hp Volvo V40 D4 with manual gearbox are down to an outstanding 99 g/km (74.3 mpg), a no compromise of power and efficiency that no competitor can match. Also available in the V40 Cross Country, CO2 emissions are just 104 g/km (70.6 mpg). Michael Fleiss, Vice President Powertrain at Volvo Car Group said “the outstanding take-off and responsiveness of the Drive-E engines, combined with a smooth engine sound, will make the cars even more fun to drive, without compromising on modern customers’ demand for superb fuel economy and minimised CO2-emissions.”

The new D4 will also be available to order with Volvo’s new 8-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox, a combination of great drivability and efficiency means the V40 emissions are just 109 g/km (67.3 mpg) while the V40 Cross Country produces just 112 g/km (65.7 mpg) of CO2.  Also joining the new D4 in the V40 is the 245hp T5 FWD (front-wheel-drive) from the new Drive-E engine family. Fitted as standard with the new 8-speed automatic gearbox, CO2 emissions have decreased to just 137 g/km (representing a £350 saving on vehicle tax from the previous T5), giving fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 47.9 mpg. The D4 and T5 are available to order now, production start of the D4 will be September.

Improved Infotainment with more cloud based possibilities

All new Volvo models can now be equipped with the updated on-board infotainment and navigation experience Sensus Connect, offering customers a fully connected car. First seen in the S60, V60 and XC60, the cloud-based services allow the driver to find and pay for parking, discover new restaurants at the destination, stream favourite music seamlessly and much more. The HERE Location Platform provides connected navigation with 3D maps. The brand new Connected Service Booking app also tells the driver when it’s time to have their car serviced and suggests an appointment at the Volvo dealership.

The UK’s top selling Volvo models are the V40, XC60 and V60. The Volvo V40 is a luxury hatchback is available in ES, SE and SE LUX trim with Bluetooth fitted as standard across the range. Starting at approximately £19,745 on the road, the all-new Volvo V40 premium hatchback boasts a class-leading set of innovative high-tech features. It  is also the safest car in its class too, having achieved the highest score ever recorded by EuroNCAP in recent crash tests, no wonder it is top of the Volvo sales list.