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Our fleet: Volvo V60 2.0 D2 SE Nav Geartronic car review - July 2016

Volvo V60 2016
Volvo
BIK List Price
£30,775
Volvo V60 BIK list price
BIK Percentage
24%
Volvo V60 BIK Percent
CO2
114g/km
Volvo V60 CO2
Combined MPG
65.7
Volvo V60 MPG

Review

According to marketing experts, sat-nav and climate control are the only items of additional equipment likely to boost the residual value (RV) of your car.

But some of the growing number of drivers who use their vehicle as a mobile office may well take the view that other extras are well worth the cost. With a comprehensive list of standard equipment that includes lumbar-adjust front seats, hill start assist, an electric parking brake, speed sensitive steering and rear parking sensors, the lowest-priced version of Volvo’s V60 range is well kitted out.

But the £5,500-worth of options that came with our test car seemed a little over the top.

The steering wheel paddle shifters for the automatic transmission, for instance, cost £150 but tend to be redundant most of the time as the gearbox manages its ratio changes very well.

However, the rest of the extra kit is making a big difference.

The transmission makes progress particularly smooth and convenience is rated highly with keyless drive and adaptive headlights that are impressively efficient and never blind oncoming traffic. Even if they do little to bolster RVs, enhancing features like this ought to prove attractive.

Maurice Glover

 

Top Speed
121mph
Volvo V60 Top Speed
VED band
G
Volvo V60 Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Volvo V60 Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : N/A
4 Year 80k : N/A
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : N/A
4 Year 80k : N/A

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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