Volvo Car UK has begun taking bookings for its new test drive programme, Freedom.
Potential customers, both fleet and retail, can log onto a specifically designed website to book up to two, 45 minute test drives, at a time to suit and a choice of 13 locations around the UK.
A number of cars will be available at each event, including the all-new V40, S60, V60, XC60 and XC90.
Also available for test drive will be the newly launched V40 Cross Country, V40 R-Design and the V60 plug-in hybrid.
Having previously had the first UK viewing of the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the first right-hand drive UK cars will also be available, allowing this car to be driven by potential buyers and fleet user/choosers.
Volvo has designed three different driving routes at each event, taking into account all different types of driving.
When the driver books the test drive, he/she is requested to enter the type of journey they usually travel, thus allowing Volvo to recommend a specific route that encompasses their normal daily drive.
Each test drive is completely unaccompanied and takes place on public roads.
Volvo encourages drivers to bring along what would normally be in his/her car, such as child seats, golf clubs and even the kids, to show which car is best for each individual’s needs and wants.
Freedom test drive dates:
Greenwoods Hotel, Essex – March 2
Stapleford Park, Leicestershire – March 9
Seaham Hall, County Durham – March 16
Celtic Manor, Newport – March 23
Perth Concert Hall, Perthshire – April 6
Felbridge Spa, West Sussex – April 13
Chewton Glen, Hampshire – April 27
Riverside Museum, Glasgow – May 4
The Aviator Hotel, Hampshire – May 11
Rudding Park, Yorkshire – May 18
IWM Duxford - East Anglia – June 8
Woodbury Park, Devon – June 15
The Lowry Hotel, Greater Manchester – June 22
Customers in Northern Ireland are able to apply for extended test drives through their local dealership (Greer's of Antrim and SMW Belfast).