Volvo Aims Model Year Improvements At Company Motorists

Volvo V70 With Titanium-Line Paint

Volvo’s 2004 model year changes have been announced with some significant improvements that benefit the corporate market.

At the heart of the changes is the introduction of the S60’s five-cylinder, ‘2.0T’ (1984cc), turbo engine in the V70 and S80 ranges. The 180bhp 2.0T engine is priced on par with the 163bhp D5 turbo-diesel, and gives fleet managers more choice when selecting their company car lists.
Model S SE CO2 mpg urban/extra-urban/combined
S60 2.0T £19,995 £22,195 218 g/km 22.1/39.8/30.7
V70 2.0T £24,025 £26,125 223 g/km 21.9/38.7/30.1
S80 2.0T £22,870 £24,970 223 g/km 21.4/39.2/30.1
In addition, the 2.4T engine available in the S60, V70 and S80 has been upgraded to a 2.5T unit, offering more power without harming economy or emissions.
Engine Power Torque 0-62 mph (secs) (S60/V70 /S80) Combinedmpg (S60/V70/S80) CO2g/km (S60/V70 /S80)
2.4T 200bhp
@
6,000rpm
285Nm
@ 1800rpm
7.6/7.9/7.9 30.7/30.4/30.4 220/222/222
2.5T 210bhp
@ 5000rpm
320Nm
@ 1500rpm
7.0/7.4/7.3 30.7/30.4/30.4 220/222/222
The S40 and V40 ranges have received many price reductions (of up to £860 for 2.0T Sport Lux) despite increases in standard specification. Leather upholstery is now standard across the entire model range, although entry-level 1.6 S models can be specified without leather for a price reduction of £500, bringing on the road prices down to just £13,980 and £14,980 for the S40 and V40 models respectively.

‘By introducing the 2.0T engine into S80 and V70 we have tried to offer fleets a more comprehensive range of engines to suit all levels on their car choice lists,’ explained Ian Rendle, Volvo Car UK’s Corporate Sales Manager.

‘At the other end of the range the S40 and V40 with leather upholstery and more equipment as standard now offer fleets better value than ever,’ he added.


Published : 10/05/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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