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Volvo Presents Seven New Cars with the Green DRIVe

March 02, 2009

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Volvo Cars is presenting no less than seven fuel-efficient DRIVe models at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show, all with best-in-class CO2 emission levels. The extremely low figures for the C30, S40, and V50 have been achieved thanks to an advanced Start/Stop system.

  • Volvo C30, 3.9 l/100km, 104g CO2/km
  • Volvo S40, 4.0 l/100km, 107g, CO2/km
  • Volvo V50, 4.0 l/100km, 107g, CO2/km
  • Volvo V70, 4.9 l/100km, 129g, CO2/km
  • Volvo S80, 4.9 l/100km, 129g CO2/km
  • Volvo XC60, 6.0 l/100km, 159g CO2/km
  • Volvo XC70, 6.0 l/100km, 159g CO2/km

The DRIVe badge is attached to cars in the Volvo range with the best environmental performance in their class. All current DRIVe models are equipped with a conventional diesel engine and manual gearbox optimized for extra-low fuel consumption. These cars are also tailored specifically for low rolling resistance and reduced air drag.

"Our dedicated focus on the DRIVe models in 2009 demonstrates Volvo Cars' ability to respond quickly to customers' increasing demands for products with low fuel consumption and low environmental impact," said Stephen Odell, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. "At the 2008 Paris motor show, we began our broad-based launch of the DRIVe models via the C30, S40 and V50. Now both the market and we are ready to step up to the next stage. By supplementing the DRIVe range with the larger V70, S80, XC60 and XC70, Volvo also has one of the premium segment's strongest ranges of attractive, fuel-efficient cars offering excellent environmental properties."

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