Extensive CO2 and fuel efficiency gains with no price changes on new automatic Volvos are set to deliver significant savings to company car drivers and their employers.
The improvements underline Volvo’s commitment to ensuring that drivers of automatic cars can receive the same benefits as their manual counterparts.
Effective immediately, new S80, V70, S60 and V60 D3 and D4 Geartronic versions will emit under 130g/km CO2, a 4 percentage point improvement on current BIK banding. This equates to £21 per month for a 20% tax payer based on 2012/13 tax bandings, driving a Volvo V60 D4 SE LUX Geartronic. Employers also save on class 1A NIC contributions which are also determined by CO2 emissions.
The changes have delivered an 11% emissions reduction on S60 D3/D4 Geartronic, which now produces just 126g/km CO2, (down from 142g/km) and returns 58.9mpg (52.3mpg on the previous production model). These improvements have helped reduce BIK from 22% to just 19% this year and to 20% for the upcoming 2013/2014 financial year.
Another model in the Volvo range that will benefit from the latest enhancements is the XC60 D4 FWD Geartronic. Fuel economy for this model rises to 47.1mpg from 41.5mpg and it now produces just 159g/km CO2, a 19g/km CO2 improvement on the previous production model. The corresponding fall in BIK sees this vehicle drop from the 29% BIK banding to just 25% for the current financial year and 26% for the 2013/2014 financial year.
The vast majority of existing orders needn’t take any further action as vehicles built from 11th February will automatically benefit from the CO2 and fuel economy enhancements.
For updated comparison information with other manufacturers, independently supplied by CAP, visit the Volvo Comparison Tool on the business sales section of the Volvo Car UK website – www.volvocars.co.uk/business
Below is a full table outlining the improvements in CO2, MPG and BIK across the range:
|MODEL||TRIM||ENGINE||GEARBOX||NEW G/KM||PREVIOUS G/KM||NEW MPG||PREVIOUS MPG||NEW BIK %||OLD BIK %||NEW VED||PREVIOUS VED|
|S80||ALL EXCEPT EXEC||D3/D4||Geartronic||129||148||57.6||50.4||19||23||£0||£135|
|V70||ALL EXCEPT R-DESIGN||D3/D4||Geartronic||130||149||57.6||49.6||20||23||£0||£135|
Lower fuel consumption – Enhancements across the new V70, XC70 and S80 range
Volvo Car Group continues to lead the industry when it comes to fuel efficiency and CO2 actions across the model and engine range.
The fuel consumption of the 115 hp, four-cylinder D2 diesel in the new Volvo S80 with an automatic gearbox is 68.9mpg, with class leading emissions of 109 g/km (preliminary figures) – unthinkable in a car of this size only a few years ago. To emphasise the scale of the engineers’ achievement, this is the same CO2 emission level for Volvo’s largest saloon as for the company’s smallest car, the C30 DRIVe, only three years ago.
The new Volvo V70 D2 also offers class-leading fuel consumption of 65.7mpg (112 g/km) with the automatic gearbox (preliminary figures).
The automatic D3 (136 hp) and D4 (163 hp) versions of the Volvo S80 now have CO2 emissions of 129 g/km (57.6mpg). The corresponding figures for the V70 D3 and D4 are 130 g/km (57.6mpg).
In the new Volvo XC70, both the D5 (215 hp) and the D4 (163 hp) versions with manual gearbox and All Wheel Drive come with fuel consumption at 53.3mpg (139 g/km).
Lower fuel consumption – Enhancements across the new S60, V60 AND XC60
Volvo Car Group continues to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency and CO2 actions across the model and engine range.
The fuel consumption of the 115 hp, four-cylinder D2 diesel in the new Volvo S60 with a manual gearbox has been improved to a class-leading 70.6mpg (EU Combined, preliminary figures), translating into CO2 emissions of only 106 g/km. The corresponding figures with the automatic gearbox are 68.9mpg and 107 g/km (preliminary figures).
Its estate cousin, the new Volvo V60 D2, also has class-leading fuel consumption at 68.9mpg (109 g/km) with the manual and 67.3mpg (110 g/km) with the automatic gearbox (preliminary figures).
The automatic D3 (136 hp) and D4 (163 hp) versions of the new Volvo S60 and V60 now come with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km (57.6mpg).
The new Volvo XC60 has also been improved, with both the D5 (215 hp) and the D4 (163 hp) versions with a manual gearbox and All Wheel Drive, delivering a combined fuel consumption of 53.3mpg (139 g/km).
There are improvements with petrol power too, with the S60 with the 1.6-litre GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine T4 (180 hp) or T3 (150 hp) and automatic gearbox now offering fuel consumption at 41.5mpg (159 g/km). The corresponding figure for the V60 T3 and T4 is 39.2mpg (167 g/km).