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Volvo announces diesel engine refinements

Volvo Car Corporation has taken the next step towards its drive towards zero strategy by announcing that from 2013 almost all diesel-powered versions of the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 will have CO2 emissions below 120 g/km.

Volvo has also upgraded its infotainment system, Sensus, in-line with the all-new Volvo V40. This enables Volvo to offer new technology to its customers by being able to specify road sign Information, active high beam and tunnel detection.

"The conventional diesel and petrol power trains continue to play a major role on the environmental agenda,” said Peter Mertens, senior vice president research and development of Volvo Car Corporation.

“We are continuously improving their efficiency and in the last two years Volvo has brought CO2 emissions from our diesel and petrol model ranges down by 13%."

The new CO2 figures (EU Combined) for manual versions of the Volvo S60 and S80 start from 114g/km and from 119g/km for the V60 and V70.

Meanwhile, the ‘DRIVe’ symbol, which has been used to denote the lowest CO2 emitting engine in each of the models, will be re-named Drive-E.

"From now on the DRIVe symbol will not be used for denominating specific car models since we extend Drive-E to embrace all Volvo Car Corporation's sustainability efforts, from production to recycling," explained Mertens.

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