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Volvo drives down emissions for 2014 range

As part of upgrades to its S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 line-up, these models are to offer reduced emissions thanks to the use of the revised 113bhp 1.6-litre D2 diesel engine with manual gearbox.

V40 and V40 R-Design models fitted with this engine benefit from a reduction in CO2 emissions from 94g/km to 88g/km. The V40 is also now available with a new 1.6-litre petrol engine, the T2, developing 118bhp and returning up to 53.3mpg on the official combined cycle.

The CO2 emissions of the S60, V60, V70 and S80 fitted with the D2 engine have also been improved, resulting in a reduction in BiK payments for drivers and 1A National Insurance Contributions for employers.

S60 D2 Manual – a 114g/km to 103g/km – 15% BiK, 2% decrease

S60 D2 Automatic – 114g/km to 107g/km – 16% BiK, 1% decrease

V60 D2 Manual – 119g/km to 108g/km – 16% BiK, 2% decrease

V60 D2 Automatic – 119g/km to 110g/km – 17% BiK, 1% decrease

V70 D2 Automatic – 119g/km to 111g/km – 17% BiK, 1% decrease

S80 D2 Automatic – 119g/km to 109g/km – 16% BiK, 2% decrease

In addition, all six models now feature new front and rear profiles plus enhanced equipment levels, including DAB radio as standard. There are also optional items such as integrated exhaust pipes, active TFT driver display (first featured on the V40) and the addition of new safety equipment such as the world-first Cyclist Detection system.

R-Design versions of the S60, V60 and XC60 have also received the Volvo Special Vehicles Team treatment with a more sports-inspired look and a re-tuned chassis. Volvo has also redesigned the sports seats to offer more support with additional bolstering, whilst also displaying the new R-Design logo embroidered on the backrest.

2014 model year orders are now being taken, with first customer deliveries expected in July.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.