Volvo is pleased to
announce that the new Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe with Start/Stop will soon be
exempt from the annual VED road tax. Emitting only 99 g/km of carbon
dioxide (CO2), the new C30 1.6D DRIVe with Start/Stop falls
below the 100 g/km carbon dioxide threshold and into VED Band A.
The latest version
of the Volvo C30 DRIVe is also capable of up to 74.3 mpg on the combined
cycle and can cover up to 857 miles on a single tank. Unveiled at the
Frankfurt Motor Show this week, the new model will be available to order
in the UK from October 2009.
Since May 2009, the
Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe has been available with an advanced Start/Stop
function that switches off the engine when the car is at a standstill.
This, together with a number of improvements in the areas of engine
management and combustion technology, brought the C30 DRIVe down to 104
g/km of CO2. Just a few months later, yet more advances have
"For the first time
in Volvo's history we have a car that emits only 99 grams of CO2
per km," says Peter Ewerstrand, head of CO2 at Volvo Cars.
"We've left absolutely no stone unturned in our determination to reach
this target, and it's wonderful that we have succeeded," he continues.
This low fuel
consumption is not the only new feature of the Volvo C30 in Frankfurt.
The Volvo C30 has also undergone an extensive facelift. The entire front
has been remodelled, including the front wings, giving the car a radical