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Volvo upgrades bring lower CO2

Volvo has revealed upgrades for its large car range for the 2014 model year, while the V40 hatchback is now available with CO2 emissions from 88g/km.

The Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 all feature new front and rear profiles plus enhanced equipment levels, including DAB radio as standard.

Optional items such as integrated exhaust pipes, active TFT driver display (first featured on the V40) and the addition of new safety equipment such as the world-first cyclist detection help these new vehicles stand out from the competition.

R-Design versions of the S60, V60 and XC60 have also received the Volvo Special Vehicles Team treatment by taking the updated models and adding a more sports-inspired look and a re-tuned chassis.

Volvo has also redesigned the sports seats to offer more support with additional bolstering.

V40 and V40 R-Design models fitted with the 115bhp 1.6-litre D2 diesel engine with manual gearbox have been further improved, benefitting from a reduction in CO2 emissions from 94g/km to 88g/km.

The V40 is also now available with a new 1.6-litre petrol engine, the T2, developing 120bhp and returning up to 53.3mpg on the official combined cycle.

The CO2 emissions of the S60, V60, V70 and S80 fitted with the D2 engine have also been improved, resulting in a reduction in Benefit In Kind payments for drivers and 1A National Insurance Contributions for employers.

  • S60 D2 manual - 114g/km to 103g/km - 15% BIK (two-band decrease)
  • S60 D2 automatic - 114g/km to 107g/km - 16% BIK (one ban decrease)
  • V60 D2 manual - 119g/km to 108g/km - 16% BIK (two band decrease)
  • V60 D2 automatic - 119g/km to 110g/km - 17% BIK (one band decrease)
  • V70 D2 automatic - 119g/km to 111g/km - 17% BIK (one band decrease)
  • S80 D2 automatic - 119g/km to 109g/km - 16% BIK (two band decrease).

To support the forthcoming digital radio switchover and to ensure customers benefit from the enhanced audio clarity and available stations, digital radio (DAB) will feature as standard in all of Volvo's Model Year 2014 range fitted with Sensus.

High Performance or Premium Sound are now both standard across the entire range (except XC90 ES). Bluetooth is also standard on the same vehicles, which allows for hands-free mobile phone use and music streaming through a compatible device.

All R-Designs (except XC90) also come fitted as standard with Volvo's Active TFT Crystal Driver's Display, unique from the standard cars in that the start-up sequence displays the R-Design logo and also features blue dials.

2014 model year orders are now being taken, with first customer deliveries expected in July.

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