posted 7 years ago

Volvo now with improved fuel economy

Co2 and fuel efficiency improvements for Volvo Automatic models

Volvo automatic models built from 11th February will automatically benefit from the CO2 and fuel economy enhancements. Selwyn Cooper, Volvo Car UK national corporate operations manager said “we are committed to the company car driver and we are continuing to strive to improve CO2 at every level. Business drivers are more likely to opt for automatics and we don’t want them penalised by paying much higher BIK so we are doing everything we can to create vehicles that are kinder to the environment and hence, the pocket.” So drivers of automatic Volvo cars will now receive the same benefits as those driving a manual.

The Volvo S80, V70, S60 and V60 D3 and D4 versions will emit under 130g/km Co2 emissions which is a 4% point improvement on the current BIK banding. The Volvo XC60 D4 FWD Geartronic now produces just 159g/km Co2 emissions with fuel economy rising to 47.1 mpg from 41.5mpg. The XC60 is well equipped the entry level ES models come with 17” alloys, electric windows, climate control and cruise control, the SE models include a power operated tailgate, reversing sensors, Bluetooth and a USB input.

The Volvo V40 with low emission luxury

The Volvo V40 range received a warm welcome from the fleet industry and leasing companies. Selwyn Cooper commented on the arrival of the V40 last year saying “it is the most important car Volvo has launched in the past twenty years and much of its design, specification and technology have been developed with the company motorist in mind. Fleets are now an integral part of our final development of a car before its launch to ensure prices; specification and positioning are all where they should be. This positive feedback from the industry is vital as our brand tries to improve its foothold in the corporate sector.”

Customers benefit from low fuel and tax benefits throughout the Volvo range and especially the V40 thanks to sub 100g/km co2 emissions. It is also the safest car in its class achieving the highest score ever recorded by Euro NCAP in crash tests. Insurance premiums are also reduced due to the world’s first pedestrian airbag and Volvos autonomous braking system City Safety. Prices start at £19,745 on the road for the all new Volvo V40 so if you are looking for a car that is cheap to run then it’s time to test drive the Volvo today.