Drivers wanting the highest levels of
driving dynamics and class-leading safety as well as the lowest levels
of emissions now have yet another choice in the Volvo range. The new
Volvo S60 and V60 offer sub-120 g/km emissions from their 1.6 litre
turbo diesel engines.
a six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop technology, the S60 and V60
DRIVe models produce just 114 g/km and 119 g/km respectively. These low
CO2 producing models also achieve low fuel consumption
figures of 65.7 mpg for the S60 and 62.8 mpg for the V60 (EU combined
The low CO2 emissions and a
starting price of £23,495 on the road for the S60 DRIVe ES offers good
news for company car buyers looking at their Benefit In Kind payments.
The V60 tops its' segment while the S60 beats its' German rivals. For
the S60 DRIVe ES, drivers will pay just £52 a month for 20% tax payers
and £58 a month for the V60 DRIVe ES. Leasing rates for both the S60
DRIVe and V60 DRIVe start at £279 a month.
The new 1.6 litre DRIVe engine ensures
both models fall below the 120 g/km threshold meaning that there is no
first year road tax and thereafter, only a £30 a year road tax bill
meaning it is good news for both retail and business users.
Production of the S60 DRIVe and V60
DRIVe will begin at the end of February with customer vehicles expecting
to be delivered in April 2011.
The Volvo S60 and V60 were launched in
2010 and became Volvo's most dynamic cars ever, both cars featuring
ground breaking safety technology along with distinctive Scandinavian
design. Both models have recently benefited from the R-Design treatment
with restyled bumpers, chassis dynamics and interior enhancements. All
engines, including the new DRIVe 1.6 litre diesel are available in
R-Design specification. The S60 and V60 are available from £22,495 and
£23,670 on the road, respectively, with a wide range of diesels and
petrol engines, including the newly launched T3 with start/stop, T4 with
start/stop and the T5.
Volvo's DRIVe badge is fitted to those
models that offer the best environmental performance in their respective
size segments. Volvo's belief is that economy should come without any
detriment to the driving and usability of the vehicle, therefore the
interior and versatility of each DRIVe vehicle does not differ from its'
Those models already offering DRIVe
versions include the London Congestion Charge beating C30, S40 and V50,
along with the XC60 and XC70, while in spring 2011 the Volvo V70 DRIVe
(119 g/km) and Volvo S80 DRIVe (119 g/km) will become available with the
further-enhanced Euro V diesel engine.
This means that drivers will have a
choice of nine DRIVe models, of which seven produce CO2
emissions of under 120 g/km and three below 100 g/km.
Successful hunt for increased
"We have moved ahead very quickly since
we launched our first three 119 gram models in Paris in autumn 2008. The
fact that we now have seven models below 120 g/km, three of them below
100 grams, emphasises that few of our competitors can match us in the
drive for increasingly eco-efficient cars," says Volvo Cars President
and CEO Stefan Jacoby.