Volvo launches range upgrades
Volvo is offering a range of new upgrades on the V70, XC70 and S80 models.
All three models will receive at least one revised diesel engine which have only been seen on other models previously.
The first is an uprated D5 model which was first released in 2008 when it was the first Euro 5-compliant engine in the segment. The latest iteration of the drivetrain has had its output boosted by 10bhp to 215bhp while its fuel economy has also been improved by some eight per cent.
On the S80 the new D5 will return a combined cycle fuel economy of 57.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 129g/km when mated to a manual transmission. The V70 is slightly less economical with a combined fuel economy figure of 55mpg and CO2 emissions of 134g/km respectively.
The XC70 crossover estate is unsurprisingly the least efficient given its four-wheel drive capabilities, returning 50mpg and 149g/km for CO2.
Volvo’s D3 diesel engine has also been improved thanks to a new injector system that is quicker and more precise than its predecessor says the Swedish manufacturer.
The revised 2.0-litre engine enables the S80 to return a combined cycle fuel economy of 57.7mpg with CO2 emissions of 129g/km; the V70 registers 54mpg and 137g/km and the DRIVe XC70 is capable of 51mpg with CO2 emissions at 144g/km.
The V70 and S80 have been bolstered further in terms of drivetrains with a new 1.6-litre petrol unit, previously seen on the C30, S40 and V50. The DRIVe turbo unit now stands at 115bhp and also features energy saving technology including start/stop technology, Brake Energy Regeneration and low rolling resistance tyres.
For both the V70 and S80 the 1.6-litre petrol engine returns CO2 emissions of 119g/km and a combined cycle fuel economy of 62.8mpg.
Volvo has also improved the interior on the three models with a new Sensus infotainment system fitted.
The technology interface includes either a five or seven-inch colour touch screen that displays the models collision warning system, pedestrian protection system and driver alert system as well as a satellite navigation feature on high-end specifications.
Pricing for the upgraded V70 estate starts at £25,995, the S80 will cost from £25,245 and the XC70 crossover estate will start at £28,815.
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