Automatic Volvos now more efficient
The D3 and D4 Geartronic versions of the S60 and V60 now emit less than 130g/km of CO2. Average economy on the S60 has increased to 58.9mpg, while the V60 has improved to 57.6mpg.
On the S80, all D3 and D4 Geartronic versions – Executive cars, aside – emit 129g/km, with average economy of 57.6mpg. Executive models have 18-inch wheels and emit 132g/km of CO2.
D3 and D4 Geartronic versions of the V70 – except the R-Design model which has larger wheels – emit 130g/km and average 57.6mpg.
Company car drivers benefit the most from these improvements. S60, V60 and S80 models (that emit less than 130g/km) now have a company car tax rating of 19% and free road tax in the first year.
Front-wheel-drive versions of Volvo's XC60 are also more efficient. The XC60 D4 FWD Geartronic now averages 47.1mpg and emits 159g/km, an improvement of 19g/km. Company car tax on the SUV has fallen from 29% to 25%.
Prices for all the improved models are unchanged.
By Matthew Burrow
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