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  • Volvo Car Corporation reinforces efficiency leadership with new initiatives in model year 2013

    5/9/2012
    Volvo Car Corporation reinforces its European leadership in fuel efficiency improvement by new CO2 initiatives. From model year 2013 the majority of all diesel-powered versions of the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 will have CO2 emissions below 120 g/km. All of the larger cars in Volvo's model range can also be equipped with the new systems Road Sign Information, Active High Beam and Tunnel Detection.

    "The conventional diesel and petrol power trains continue to play a major role on the environmental agenda. We continuously improve their efficiency. In the last two years Volvo has brought CO2 emissions from our diesel and petrol model ranges down by 13 percent and in model year 2013 we introduce several new improvements," says Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Corporation.

    New diesel with 136 hp

    Volvo Car Corporation extends the diesel offer with a new entry-level 5-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbo diesel in the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70 and S80 models.

    The engine, which has an output of 136 hp and maximum torque at 350 Nm, will be badged D3. The engine is available both with a manual and an automatic gearbox. All variants except the XC60 D3 with automatic gearbox have start/stop.

    The new diesel engine offer also includes the D2 with 115 hp, the D4 with 163 hp and the D5 with 215 hp.

    "From now on the DRIVe symbol will not be used for denominating specific car models since we extend Drive-E to embrace all Volvo Car Corporation's sustainability efforts, from production to recycling," explains Peter Mertens.

    Strong figures

    The new CO2 figures (EU Combined) for manual versions of the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80 demonstrate Volvo Car Corporation's leading strength when it comes to fuel efficiency.
     

    Model/Engine

    D2 (115 hp)

    D3 (136 hp)

    D4 (163 hp)

    D5 (215 hp)

    S60

    114 g

    114 g

    114 g

    119 g

    V60

    119 g

    119 g

    119 g

    120 g

    V70

    119 g

    119 g

    119 g

    126 g

    S80

    119 g

    114 g

    114 g

    120 g


    The D2 engine combined with automatic Powershift gearbox comes with the same low fuel consumption and CO2 levels as the manual versions in the Volvo S60, V60, V70 and S80.

    "For the first time ever we have managed to bring the fuel consumption in variants with automatic gearbox down to the same level as in the manual versions. Another impressive achievement by our powertrain experts," says Peter Mertens.

    New driver support systems

    The Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 can also be equipped with the new systems Road Sign Information, Active High beam and Tunnel Detection.

        Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument cluster.
        The new Active High Beam technology offers automatic switching between high and low beam at the right moment.  
        Tunnel Detection automatically turns on the headlight when the car enters a tunnel. 


    All models with automatic gearbox come with the new illuminated gearshift knob, first introduced in the all-new Volvo V40. The gearshift knob is transparent and LED-illuminated from inside. The pattern is reflected to create an exclusive 3D illusion.

    *Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

    In Manila, Viking Cars, Incorporated is the official distributor of Volvo cars. The Volvo Makati office, showroom and Customer Service Center are located at 2272 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Volvo Cebu is located at A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. The 2012 Volvo automobile line includes the nimble C30 Sports Coupé, the versatile All-New C70 Coupé-Convertible, the compact All-New S40 and V50 Sportswagon, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the ruggedly refined All-New XC70 Cross Country, the groundbreaking Volvo XC60 with City Safety as standard and the award-winning XC90 AWD. Also available in the Philippines is the bold S60 sports sedan and the excitingly versatile All-new Volvo V60 Sportswagon 2.0L T5. Just recently introduced to the local market is the new Volvo S60 sports sedan diesel variant. For details and inquiries, please call 893-6621 to 22 or 637-0414 to 15.

    For more information, please contact, Loi Concepcion-de Guzman, Marketing Services Assistant Vice President: 892 1677 or 893-6621 local 429;
    loi@volvophils.com

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