Geneva motor show 2009 - Volvo DRIVe

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Volvo's focus at the Geneva motor show is its DRIVe range, which is being extended to include its bigger, thirstier cars.

You can already buy C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe models, but the Swedish manufacturer is showing off its XC60 SUV, its big V70 and XC70 estates and S80 executive car that come with Volvo's range of tweaks that reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy.

All DRIVe models use a conventional diesel engine and a manual gearbox optimised for low fuel consumption, as well as low-rolling-resistance tyres and aerodynamic bodies.

In addition, the C30, S40 and V50 all feature engine stop-start and an energy-regeneration system to further reduce emissions.

The XC60 and XC70 both benefit from the introduction of front-wheel drive, which drops emissions below 160g/km, boosting the car's appeal to company car buyers.

The cars will all be available in the UK this summer, with prices announced closer to their on-sale dates.

The DRIVe range

C30 Start/Stop
Engine 107bhp 1.6-litre diesel
Emissions 104g/km of CO2
Fuel consumption 72.4mpg

S40 Start/Stop
Engine 107bhp 1.6-litre diesel
Emissions 107g/km of CO2
Fuel consumption 70.6mpg

V50 Start/Stop
Engine 107bhp 1.6-litre diesel
Emissions 107g/km of CO2
Fuel consumption 70.6mpg

V70
Engine 107bhp 1.6-litre diesel
Emissions 129g/km of CO2
Fuel consumption 57.6mpg

S80
Engine 107bhp 1.6-litre diesel
Emissions 129g/km of CO2
Fuel consumption 57.6mpg

XC60
Engine 173bhp 2.4-litre diesel
Emissions 159g/km of CO2
Fuel consumption 47.1mpg

XC70
Engine 173bhp 2.4-litre diesel
Emissions 159g/km of CO2
Fuel consumption 47.1mpg


Volvo S80
This is the face-lifted Volvo S80 saloon, which goes on sale this summer.

The engine line-up will include three new diesels. These are:
  • A 202bhp 2.4-litre unit that averages 45.6mpg and emits 164g/km of CO2

  • A 173bhp 2.4-litre unit that averages 48.7mpg and emits 154g/km of CO2

  • A 107bhp 1.6-litre diesel that averages 57.6mph and emits 129g/km of CO2, which will be marketed under the DRIVe banner


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