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Confusion over Volvo's new trim and package pricing

A COMPLEX system of trim levels and packages is confronting fleets looking at the Volvo S40/ V40 and S70/V70 models. The move comes a few weeks after the manufacturer scrapped the range-topping CD trim on the S40/V40 line-up to simplify pricing.

The latest pricing guidelines include the newly inflated SE pricing and extensive package pricing - which replaced the CD - and XS, XT, XL and XLT trims have been launched. Volvo says the new range gives customers savings averaging £1,000 over individually-specified options fitted to platform cars. XS equipment includes remote central locking, deadlocking system, anti-theft alarm, CD radio-cassette and alloy wheels - worth £1,600 but the price of the car increases by £500 over the platform model. SE trim offers electronic climate control, cruise control, leather steering wheel, alloy wheels, leather-faced upholstery, CD radio-cassette, deadlocking and remote locking.

The XS is available in the S40/V40 and the XT - with almost £2,000 of extras - is available in the S70 but the price increases by only £500 over the platform model. XL adds £1,540 worth of equipment but the list price of the car increases by £500 - and XLT adds £3,390 worth of extras for a £1,000 price rise on the platform car. These trim levels are also available in the V70. Option packs cannot be purchased in conjunction with the XS, XT, XL and XLT.

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