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Volvo announces refinements to diesel engines

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Apr 13 2012

The Volvo Car Corporation has made the next step in its drive toward zero strategy by revealing that from next year onwards almost all of the diesel-powered versions of the Volvo V60, S80, S60 and V70 will have CO2 emissions figures of less than 120g per kilometre. Volvo has also been engaged in upgrading its Sensus infotainment system to be in line with the brand new Volvo V40. This will allow the company to be able to provide new technology to their customers by being capable of specifying road sign information, tunnel detection, and active high beam.

"The conventional diesel and petrol power trains continue to play a major role on the environmental agenda," says the senior vice president of the research and development sector of Volvo Car Corporation, Peter Mertens. "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 12 per cent."

The brand new CO2 figures (EU Combined) for the manual versions of the Volvo S80 and S60 begin from 114g per kilometre for the V60 and from 119g per kilometre for the V70. In the meantime, the DRIVe symbol, which is used in each of the models in order to denote which is the lowest CO2 emitting engine, is set to be renamed as Drive-E.

"From now on the DRIVe symbol will not be used for denominating specific car models," Mertens adds. The cars will be available to rent on contract hire schemes.

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