Volvo expects to sell over 20,000 1.6D DRIVe cars next year in Europe with France, Sweden and Spain accounting for most sales due to favorable incentives in these countries.

Based on the Volvo C30 Efficiency model first shown in Frankfurt last September, Volvo has finalized the package for presentation in Paris early next month. Under the 1.6D DRIVe designation, the efficiency-enhancing features, which include increased aerodynamics for reduced air resistance, low rolling resistance tires, taller gear ratios and optimized driveline, will be in production before the end of the year in the C30, S40 and the V50.

Equipped with the new 1.6-liter diesel variants, fuel consumption drops by approximately 0.5 l/100 km to 4.4 litres/100 km (C30) or 4.5 litres/100 km (S40 and V50) and CO2 figures are 115 and 118 g/km, respectively. At highway speeds fuel consumption can go as low as 3.7 l/100 km.

Volvo expects to sell over 20,000 1.6D DRIVe cars next year in Europe with France, Sweden and Spain accounting for most sales due to favorable incentives in these countries.

The DRIVe package is estimate to cost between 150 EUR and 450 EUR depending on model and market. See press release below for further details.

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