Volvo extends sub-120g/km DRIVe line-up with new S60 and V60 models
'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 120g/km, three of them below 100 grams, emphasises that few of our competitors can match us in the drive for increasingly eco-efficient cars,' said Volvo Cars president and CEO Stefan Jacoby.
Fitted with a 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine, six-speed manual gearbox and start/stop technology, the S60 and V60 DRIVe models produce 114g/km and 119g/km respectively whilst also offering low fuel consumption figures of 65.7mpg for the S60 and 62.8-mpg for the V60 (EU combined cycle).
Both the S60 and the V60 DRIVe offer the benefit of no first-year road tax and only a £30 a year road tax bill thereafter.
BiK payments are also low and Volvo says the V60 tops its segment while the S60 beats its German rivals. For the S60 DRIVe ES, drivers will pay £52 a month for 20% tax payers and £58 a month for the V60 DRIVe ES.
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. Leasing rates for both the S60 DRIVe and V60 DRIVe start at £279 a month.
Volvo now offers a total of nine DRIVe models of which seven produce CO2 emissions of under 120g/km and three below 100g/km.