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Volvo unveils seven eco models

  • Reduced emissions
  • Higher mpg
  • Packaged under DRIVe banner
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Volvo will reveal an extended range of economical models at the Geneva motor show next week.

Released under the DRIVe banner, models being unveiled are the XC60, V70, XC70 and S80. The C30, S40 and V50 already have DRIVe models.

The new models will join the DRIVe range, which is Volvo's brand for its greenest cars. 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 the on-sale date.

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

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