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Spring 2010 / Issue 4

the all new s60 bring out your naughty side

All Change new engine and trim changes explained


Spring 2010 / Issue 4

volvo widens diesel choice

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When did you last drive a Volvo? If it’s been a while, you’ve missed out on a lot. Today’s line-up of Volvo cars is not only one of the most stylish on the market, it also features advanced technology which is driving down emissions. This process of innovation has brought in sub-100g/km of CO² cars in the shape of the stylish and company car tax-beating C30 DRIVe, while executive models such as the V70 and S80 now offer unrivalled levels of CO² emissions at just 119g/km.

Volvo is to introduce a new diesel engine which offers improved performance with increased fuel economy and lower emissions. The all new 2.0 D diesel engine is being launched in the all-new S60, where it is badged D3 and produces 163bhp and 400Nm of torque. As a result, it accelerates from 0-62mph in just 9.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 137mph in six-speed manual gearbox guise. When fitted with the six-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox, 0-62mph acceleration takes exactly the same time, although the top speed drops slightly to 134mph. The new engine will make its way into every other Volvo model, except the XC90. The new 2.0 D 5 cylinder is in principle, the same engine as the present 2.4D, but cylinder capacity has been reduced

with a shorter stroke to optimise fuel consumption. With a manual gearbox fuel consumption is now up to 54.3mpg* on the combined cycle and CO² emissions of 138g/km* (* preliminary figures). The engine has been optimised to offer reduced fuel consumption and the injection system has a different type of piezoelectrical fuel valve compared with the D5 engine. These valves keep fuel consumption to a minimum thanks to exceptionally fast and precise injection pulses under high pressure. This results in far more efficient combustion. In order to give the car better driving properties, the turbocharger has been fine-tuned for high torque from low revs. A maintenance-free particulate filter that traps about 95 percent of the soot particles is fitted as standard, making the car even more environmentally friendly.

Of course, as you would expect of Volvo, there has been a host of safety innovations such as City Safety which will mitigate accidents below 19mph automatically. And now there’s the naughty Volvo – the all-new S60. This looks and drives like no Volvo has ever done before, bringing new levels of comfort, style and driving enjoyment to the market. You’ll find all the information you need on the all-new S60 in this latest issue. Volvo has changed. Make sure you don’t leave it too long before you drive a Volvo again. Selywn Cooper National Corporate Operations Manager. Volvo Car UK

XC60 wins top fleet award The Volvo XC60 has been named Best SUV by influential title Fleet News at its annual awards. The XC60 beat off stiff competition from the Audi Q5, BMW X5 and Ford Kuga to win the title. Judges at the Fleet News Awards were impressed by the ‘great combination of quality, badge appeal and manageable running costs’ offered by the XC60. They added: “The XC60 does everything well. It’s as comfortable with a mountain rescue team as it is a city-based driver.

“It has strong residual values and a quality feel, as well as being safe and comfortable. And with the DRIVe option, it is available with sub-160g/km CO² emissions levels.” The judges particularly highlighted the sub160g/km version with front-wheel drive, saying it was available with all the luxury features of other models, but with potential savings for fleet operators and drivers. They added: “A focus on safety is part of Volvo’s heritage but with its unique City Safety system, the XC60 shows the company is still leading the way.”


EXECUTIVE DUO DROP BELOW 120G/KM

Volvo has announced tax-beating sub-120g/km versions of its two largest models. DRIVe versions of the S80 executive saloon and V70 premium estate, the fourth and fifth bodystyles launched delivering CO² emissions below 120 g/ km, now emit just 119g/km of CO². Delivering 109bhp and 240Nm of torque, the modified 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine provides improved fuel economy by 5.1mpg to 62.8mpg on the combined cycle, increasing both cars’ range to nearly 1000 miles. Both cars fall into Vehicle Excise Duty Band C - costing motorists just £30 from April first but £0 in year 1 - and Volvo estimates the new 119g/km engine reduces annual carbon emissions by 150kg over the S80 and V70 DRIVe’s previous low of 129g/km. Both cars now also qualify for the lowest

13% diesel benefit-in-kind tax band, ensuring lower company car tax bills. Volvo believes the two new cars offer the best environmental performance in their respective classes. Both cars provide lower Benefit-in-Kind tax bills for company motorists and fuel savings - 60 litres per annum - equivalent to receiving a free tank of fuel each year. Like all DRIVe models, drivers do not have to compromise on high levels of comfort and specification with both models being available to order in SE, SE Premium, SE Lux and SE Lux

Volvo will launch a new trim level across the range later this year aimed at making the buying process easier and also improving residual values. The ES trim level replaces the current S specification and brings with it a host of equipment. It will also make the Volvo range simpler to understand for fleet managers. However, the high level of specification offered on ES models means the offer is not an entry-level car per se. ES is an accepted and understood nomenclature which allows the fleet manager to easily perceive the Volvo

trim level heirarchy when allocating the right model to the right company car bandings. As well as offering more equipment and a simpler range grade, the move is likely to result in improved residual values following consultation with the industry’s price guides. ES trim will be introduced for the 2011 model year on the V70 and S80. It will also apply to every other model in the range, excluding the XC90. The all-new Volvo S60 will also be offered with the ES specification. Standard equipment on the S60 ES

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Premium trim levels. Volvo has employed two main techniques to reduce CO² emissions further on both cars. Intelligent battery recharging ensures that the car’s control system only allows the alternator to charge the battery when the engine is operating at low load, for instance when driving downhill. In addition the belt that drives the alternator and air conditioning compressor benefits from reduced friction helping lower fuel consumption and emissions.

grade will include City Safety, ECC Electronic Climate Control, charcoal trim, information centre, cruise control, five-inch colour screen, Performance sound system, steering wheel-mounted remote controls for the stereo, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, and 16inch alloy wheels.

See page 8 for full details of the new engine nomenclature system from Volvo.


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THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN A VOLVO. There’s cutting loose. breaking out. letting yourself off the leash. because when you’ve spent your whole life playing it safe, it’s time to just play. That’s why the naughty volvos are coming... POWER: Topping the S60 range is a new 3.0-litre T6 petrol engine delivering 304bhp and 440Nm of torque through an all-wheel drive system. This engine deivers a top speed of 155mph and 0-62mph acceleration in just 6.5 seconds. Completing the engine line-up at launch are two five-cylinder turbodiesel engines. The high-performance D5 version features twin turbos to deliver 205bhp and 420Nm of torque, while emitting just 139 g/km (19% BIK). This is enough for a top speed of 146mph and 0-62mph acceleration in an impressive 7.8 seconds. The D3 model uses a single turbocharger to produce 163bhp, which is still enough to take the S60 from 0-62mph in a fraction over nine seconds. STYLE: The design team behind the all-new S60 set out to make it look like a four-door coupe, and they have certainly succeeded. The S60 looks like no other Volvo, with dramatically swooping lines such as the way the C-pillar stretches all the way into the rear light units. The slim, coupe-like roof line is married to a new contour blade on the shoulders on either side of the car. The S60’s athletic stance is accentuated by a sculpted bonnet and short overhangs front and rear to create a look which promises performance. An exterior styling kit can also be included across all models, and is available free of charge on early orders*. DYNAMISM: The S60 has been engineered to drive as well as it looks, which is why every new Volvo S60 comes with a Dynamic chassis as standard which has been designed to give much greater feedback to the driver. Sharper steering and flatter cornering prowess are two of the key advances made in the new S60, important for a car entering the sports-dominated premium small exective saloon market. As well as revisions to the steering, suspension and damping systems, the Dynamic chassis is also available with the FOUR-C active chassis, giving drivers even more control over the car thanks to its range of dynamic settings. *Speak to your dealer or Fleet Sales Specialist


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...but we haven’t forgotten the sensible things too, such as safety and economy. that’s why you drive a volvo.

SAFETY: Every Volvo that leaves the factory comes euipped with a raft of features to ensure occupant and pedestrian safety, and the new S60 is no different. With City Safety as standard, the new S60 also offers optional Pedestrian Detection with ground-breaking Full Auto Brake technology. This system uses laser to detect objects in front of the car and determine the distance to it. A camera detects what type of object it is and the system can then decide to bring the S60 to a stop if it decides intervention is needed. Allied to this are Ready Alert Brakes which apply the brakes slightly automatically if the car detects an incident is likely, Hydraulic Brake Assist which can add extra braking force pressure to being the vehicle to a safe stop, and Fading Brake Support, which primes the hydraulic system to ensure the brakes do not fade and lose stopping performance. TECHNOLOGY: The S60 is fitted with Volvo’s Advanced Stability Control. This device can detect skidding at a very early stage and allow the Dynamic Stability and Traction Control system to intervene with greater prevision. Also available is Corner Traction Control, a new feature that brakes the car’s inner wheel during cornering while delivering more power to the outer wheel. This so-called ‘torque vectoring’ system allows corners to be taken more tightly while reducing the likelihood of understeer. INSIDE: The S60 looks as sleek inside as it does from the outside. Despite being a five-seater, the S60 has been designed with a driver-oriented cabin of flowing lines around the cockit area. To keep occupants cool is an enhanced Electronic Climate Control system which controls heating and ventilation, while the S60 can also be equipped with an Interior Air Quality System which stops particles and smells from entering the cabin. Other options include a reverse parking camera, an intergrated infotainment system combining stereo, navigation and mobile phone.


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The all-new Volvo S60 With its sleek four-door coupe styling and new Dynamic chassis, the all-new S60 looks and drives like no other Volvo. But thanks to a range of high efficiency petrol and diesel engines it will also stack-up on the company balance sheet. Styling The new compact premium challenger’s coupe shape makes it sportier and more distinct than any previous Volvo. With a C-pillar stretching all the way back to the tail lights, a contoured bonnet and short overhangs front and rear, the S60’s athletic stance means it stands out in the company car park. Volvo’s designers have also used LED lighting to

create distinctive, signature lights at the front and back that make the car clearly identifiable as an S60. And this sporty appearance can be further enhanced with an exterior styling kit which includes front and rear skid plates, two frames in the lower valance, side scuff plates, exhaust pipe finishers and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Driving Every new Volvo S60 comes with a Dynamic chassis as standard, giving the car the sporty feel and feedback to match its striking design. Compared to the previous model, the steering gear ratio on the all-new S60 is 10% faster to give enhanced feel to the driver, and also a sharper response. A thicker and stiffer steering column also helps increased the feeling of direct contact with the road. The development engineers have also completely revised the suspension system, with stiffer springs and mountings for improved road holding. Meanwhile, the damper mountings

are now made of polyurethane, rather than rubber, to give a better balance between comfort and dynamics. All versions of the S60 can also be ordered with the FOUR-C active chassis, which has been modified and refined for better control and comfort. This is an advanced, self-adjusting chassis system that uses sensors to monitor the car’s behaviour and adjust the damper settings to suit the current driving situation. The driver can also decide on what feel he wants from the car by selecting either Comfort, Sport or Advanced via a button on the centre console.


Engines

At launch the S60 will be available with a choice of three engines: a 3.0-litre T6 four-wheel drive petrol unit and two diesels – the D5 with a 2.4-litre 205bhp twin-turbo engine and a 2.0-litre 163bhp unit in the D3. Further engines will be added during the first year of

production, with a 1.6-litre DRIVe diesel emitting less than 115g/km of CO² and returning 65.7mpg being joined by three more petrols: a 1.6-litre T3 with 150bhp, a T4 version with 180bhp and a 2.0-litre T5 model with 240bhp.

Model

Displacement

Configuration

Power

Torque

T6 AWD

3.0-litre

In-line six-cylinder

304

324

Comb mpg

07

CO2 g/km

28.5*

231

D5 2.4-litre In-line five-cylinder 205 310 53.3*

139 Man 166 Auto

D3

2.0-litre

In-line five-cylinder

163

295

TBC

TBC

*All economy and emissions data based on targeted data

Safety Naturally, safety is a high priority on the all-new Volvo S60 and the model features the ground-breaking City Safety as standard while Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake is an option. This system uses radar to detect objects in front of the car and determine the distance to it. A camera detects what type of object it is and the system can then decide to bring the S60 to a stop if it decides intervention is needed.

Technology The S60 is the first saloon on the market with Volvo’s Advanced Stability Control. This device can detect skidding at a very early stage and allow the Dynamic Stability and Traction Control system to intervene with greater prevision. The Dynamic chassis also comes with a range of electronic systems to further sharpen the driving experience. Corner Traction Control is a new feature that brakes the car’s inner wheel during cornering while delivering more power to the outer wheel. This so-called ‘torque vectoring’ system allows corners to be taken more tightly while reducing the likelihood of understeer. There is also a host of advanced, integrated braking systems to ensure that stopping distances are as short as possible in all scenarios.


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Volvo is changing the way its petrol and diesel engines are badged to make it easier for drivers to know which model is which. The process will begin with the all-new S60 range and will then be rolled out across the Volvo line-up. All diesel engines will be badged D followed by a number which denotes which power bracket they are in. The same applies to petrol engines, although these will be prefixed by a T. The aim is to simplify the selection process and make the Volvo range as easy to understand as possible, unlike some other premium brands which have confusing nomenclatures.

Power Interval Diesel

Petrol

D8

300PS

325PS

350PS

T8

D6

250PS

275PS

300PS

T6

D5

200PS

225PS

250PS

T5

D4

165PS

175PS

200PS

T4

D3

135PS

150PS

165PS

T3

D2

115PS

125PS

135PS

T2

D1

90PS

100PS

115PS

T1

D

50PS

75PS

90PS

T


volvo puts fleets in pole position 09 Volvo has one of the broadest ranges of cars to offer to fleets thanks to a continuous investment in new technology and models. The massive rate of change in the market means Volvo offers cars ranging from a lower tax C30 Sportscoupe to a sevenseat SUV in the XC90. In between, there are family cars, executive saloons, small crossovers and large estates. All are available with a full range of trim levels – Volvo does not believe that just because a driver wants a lower emission car he or she can not have the option of enjoying a top-specification model with all the luxuries and equipment these bring.

This means that range-topping versions such as the sporty R-DESIGN trim are available across the engine line-up. • Over the following four pages you will find introductions to the core Volvo models in the range, and essential information such as driver taxation, P11D price, CO² emissions, fuel economy and Class 1A National Insurance Contributions.

To get more information on the Volvo range, plus information on benefit-in-kind tax figures, go to the Volvo online company car tax calculator at: volvocars.co.uk/companycartax

Volvo has one of the widest ranges of lower emission models available, with DRIVe versions offered on most models. From the ultra-low emission 99g/km C30 DRIVe with Start/Stop to the surprisingly efficient XC60 crossover with just 154g/km, there really is a DRIVe Volvo to suit all budgets. DRIVe variants are available on the C30, S40, V50, S80, V70, XC60 and XC70 ranges, while a DRIVe version of the all-new S60 will be launched later this year. THE DRIVe RANGE C30: 74.3mpg/99g/km of CO² S40: 72.4mpg/104g/km of CO² V50: 72.4mpg/104g/km of CO² V70: 62.8mpg/119g/km of CO² S80: 62.8mpg/119g/km of CO² XC60: 47.9mpg/154g/km of CO² XC70: 47.9mpg/154g/km of CO² *Combined mpg figures. C0² is lowest in range DRIVe TOWARDS ZERO EMISSIONS Volvo has set itself stringent challenges in terms of reducing the emissions from its cars. Following on from the successful DRIVe models which offer outstanding fuel economy and CO² emission levels, Volvo is now working on the next generation of fuel saving technologies. The DRIVe Towards Zero plan will result in average CO² emissions from its range of between 90 and 100g/km of CO² by the year 2020.


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C30’s stylish coupe design doesn’t spell high tax bills, especially as the DRIVe model emits just 99g/km of CO2

Volvo’s C30 Sports Coupe brings the best of both words - sporty looks which stand out from the crowd yet fuel economy and CO2 emissions which a supermini would be proud of. The C30 is also well equipped, making it an ideal choice for user-choosers wanting to stand out from the crowd, while for companies the 100% writing-down allowances offered by the DRIVe model make it an ideal choice.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

Fuel cost (£) 3

C30 1.6 ES

£15,050

167

22%

£55/£110

£423

40.4

£7,566

C30 DRIVe ES Start/Stop

£17,635

99

13%

£38/£76

£293

74.3

£4,458

C30 D2 SE

£19,385

114

13%

£42/£84

£322

65.7

£4,750

C30 D4 R-DESIGN

£21,635

134

18%

£65/£129

£498

55.4

£5,628

1 Quoted monthly for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2010/11. 2 Annual liability in 2010/11. 3 Over 60,000 miles

s40

S40 comes with high levels of comfort as standard thanks to the anatomic seat design which is sculpted to the body

The Volvo S40, which is the What Car? green car of the year, excels when it comes to comfort. The spacious saloon comes with anatomically designed seats as standard, which are sculpted to your body to create a comfortable drive. And the S40 offers strong real-world performance, as well as having room for all the family. Factor in a high level of standard equipment and a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, and the S40 ticks all the boxes.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

(£) 3

S40 1.6 ES

£16,165

169

22%

£59/£118

£455

39.8

£7,800

S40 DRIVe ES Start/Stop

£19,640

104

13%

£42/£85

£326

72.4

£4,302

S40 D2 SE

£21,390

114

13%

£46/£92

£355

65.7

£4,750

D3 SE Lux*

£23,540

134

18%

£70/£141

£542

55.4

£5,628

*Production commences August 2010

Fuel cost

1 Quoted monthly for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2010/11. 2 Annual liability in 2010/11. 3 Over 60,000 miles


V50

With more than 1,300 cubic litres of luggage space the V50 is designed to take any situation in its stride

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The Volvo V50 is an ideal family holdall, but it doesn’t cost a fortune. Versatile and comfortable to drive, the V50 DRIVe also delivers up to 72.4mpg (combine cycle). With a generous 1,307 cubic litres of load space, the Volvo V50 is designed to take any situation in its stride. This makes it the perfect choice for any fleet. And with the DRIVe models delivering CO2 from 104g/ km, it makes perfect business sense too.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

Fuel cost (£) 3

V50 1.6 ES

£17,915

169

22%

£65/£131

£504

39.8

£7,800

V50 DRIVe SE Start/Stop

£22,740

104

13%

£49/£98

£378

72.4

£4,302

V50 D3 SE Lux*

£24,990

134

18%

£75/£149

£575

55.4

£5,628

D4 R-DESIGN

£24,740

134

18%

£74/£148

£570

55.4

£5,628

1 Quoted monthly for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2010/11. 2 Annual liability in 2010/11. 3 Over 60,000 miles

*Production commences August 2010

All-new s60

The all-new S60 looks stunning, and thanks to a Dynamic chassis the driving experience matches the dramatic looks

With its striking looks and standard fit Dynamic chassis, the S60 looks and drives like no other Volvo. Satisfaction is guaranteed in this sleek sporting saloon thanks to a range of enhanced turbocharged engines, yet while offering a thrilling drive the S60 doesn’t forget the core Volvo principles of safety and good ergonomic design. A host of safety features, such as City Safety as standard, are available to keep occupants safe at all times.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

Fuel cost

S60 D3 ES

£23,130

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

S60 D5 ES

£25,785

139

19%

£81/£163

£627

53.3

£5,850

S60 D3 SE

£25,130

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

S60 D5 SE Lux

£29,585

139

19%

£93/£187

£719

53.3

£5,850

(£) 3

1 Quoted monthly for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2010/11. 2 Annual liability in 2010/11. 3 Over 60,000 miles


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The V70 boasts generous interior space with versatile seating arrangements to ensure it is the ideal family holdall

With generous interior space and versatile seating arrangements, the V70 can cope with anything the family throws at it. And with CO2 emissions of just 119g/km from the DRIVe version, it costs surprisingly little in terms of wholelife costs and driver taxation.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

V70 DRIVe ES

£24,180

119

V70 D3 SE

£28,030

144

20%

V70 D5 SE Lux Geartronic

£35,380

169

25%

V70 D5 R-DESIGN

£28,430

144

20%

£94/£189

Fuel cost

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

(£) 3

13%

£52/£104

£402

62.8

£5,400

£93/£186

£717

51.4

£6,186

£147/£294

£1,132

44.1

£6,960

£727

52.3

£5,958

1 Quoted annually for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2009/10. 2 Annual liability in 2009/10. 3 Over 60,000 miles

s80

Lowered Dynamic chassis in the S80 delivers a thrilling ride, yet also retains a high degree of comfort for the driver and passengers (Accessory wheels shown)

The Volvo S80, with a new lowered Dynamic chassis, delivers a thrilling ride. Yet it is also the height of Scandinavian elegance, combining powerful lines with understated luxury. And inside the luxury reaches new levels, with a cabin that cossets and delights in equal measure. But luxury doesn’t have to cost the earth, and thanks to the new, improved DRIVe version emitting just 119g/km of CO2 drivers will pay BIK tax based on the lowest 13% banding for diesels.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

Fuel cost (£) 3

S80 DRIVe ES

£23,430

119

13%

£50/£101

£389

62.8

£5,400

S80 D3 SE

£27,080

139

19%

£85/£171

£658

53.3

£5,850

S80 D5 SE Lux

£31,230

139

19%

£98/£197

53.3

£5,850

S80 D5 Executive Geartronic

£34,400

166

25%

£143/£286

£1,100

44.8

£6,960

1 Quoted monthly for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2010/11. 2 Annual liability in 2010/11. 3 Over 60,000 miles


XC60

City Safety technology which mitigates accidents below 19mph is a standard feature on the XC60 range

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Chunky off-road looks don’t always have to be accompnaied by high running costs. The Volvo XC60, which has been named best SUV by Fleet News and Fleet World, blends the raised ride height and go-anywhere ability with a range of economical engines, including a front-wheel drive diesel version which emits just 154g/km of CO², giving SUV style with low tax bills. And with combined fuel economy of 47.9mpg the XC60 DRIVe stretches the time between visits to the fuel pump. City Safety technlogy comes as standard to mitigate incidents below 19mph.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

XC60 D3 DRIVe ES

£26,585

154

XC60 D5 AWD SE

£30,990

XC60 D3 DRIVe SE Lux

£31,085

XC60 D5 AWD R-DESIGN

£31,990

Fuel cost

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

(£) 3

22%

£97/£194

£748

47.9

£6,510

174

26%

£134/£268

£1,031

42.8

£7,386

154

22%

£114/£227

£875

47.9

£6,510

174

26%

£138/£277

£1,064

42.8

£7,386

1 Quoted monthly for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2010/11. 2 Annual liability in 2010/11. 3 Over 60,000 miles

XC70

XC70 is based on the spacious V70 estate and adds rugged body styling and a raised ride height to give a more commanding view of the road

The XC70 blends the practical, versatile base of the V70 estate with a raised ride height and extra body protection to make it a car for all occasions. Not only does the XC70 boast the best of both worlds, it is easy on the wallet, with the DRIVe two-wheel drive model falling under the key 160g/km threshold for enhanced writing down allowances.

Model

Price

CO2

BIK

BIK tax

Class 1A

Combined

(P11D)

(g/km)

band

liability1

NIC (£)2

mpg

Fuel cost (£) 3

XC70 D3 DRIVe ES

£26,930

154

22%

£98/£197

£758

47.9

£6,510

XC70 D5 AWD ES

£30,680

182

28%

£143/£286

£1,099

40.9

£7,620

XC70 D3 DRIVe SE

£28,780

154

22%

£105/£211

£810

47.9

£6,510

XC70 D5 AWD SE

£32,530

182

28%

£151/£303

£1,165

40.9

£7,620

1 Quoted annually for 20%/40% taxpayers in 2009/10. 2 Annual liability in 2009/10. 3 Over 60,000 miles


Sub-100g/km cars such as the Volvo C30 DRIVe are the best route to low tax consistency over the next few years

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling outlined the Government’s plans for vehicles and taxation in the Budget last month. Here’s a round-up of the key issues affecting fleets.

BENEFIT-IN-KIND TAX As the Government continues its drive to get people to choose lower emission vehicles, the benefit-in-kind tax bands for company cars will be tightened. From April 1, 2012 the lowest areas of the tax band chart will change drastically, with only the lowest possible emission vehicles qualifying for a low BIK rating. Currently, cars emitting 120g/km or less qualify for the 10% BIK band (13% for diesels). This will continue through to the end of the 2011/12 tax year. But on April 1, 2012 the 10% banding (13% for diesels) will only apply to cars emitting 99g/km or less. Cars emitting 100 to 104g/km will pay tax based on 11% of the car’s P11D price, emissions of 105 to 109g/km will pay 12% BIK, etc (see table for full listings). At the top end of the table, the maximum emissions for the 35% banding drop by 5g/km every year. The Government also announced a special rate for cars emitting between 1 and 75g/km of CO². These cars will be taxed at 5% for petrols and 8% for diesels. Class 1A National Insurance Contributions remained unchanged in the Budget at 12.8%. This means that companies providing vehicles to staff, benefit from lower tax charges if the vehicles have low emissions. An example of this is the Volvo C30 DRIVe ES Start/Stop model – with CO² emissions of 99g/km it results in Class 1A NIC payments of just £203 per annum.

Benefit-in-kind CO² bands by tax year % of P11D

2010/11

2011/12

g/km

g/km

10

120

120

sub-100

11

n/a

n/a

100

12

n/a

n/a

105

13

n/a

n/a

110

price

2012/13 g/km

14

n/a

n/a

115

15

130

125

120

16

135

130

125

17

140

135

130

18

145

140

135

19

150

145

140

20

155

150

145

21

160

155

150

22

165

160

155

23

170

165

160

24

175

170

165

25

180

175

170

26

185

180

175

27

190

185

180

28

195

190

185

29

200

195

190

30

205

200

195

31

210

205

200

32

215

210

205

33

220

215

210

34

225

220

215

35

230

225

220

Add 3% for diesels up to a max of 35% (post 2012 uncomfirmed)


VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY The annual VED rates are changing – band A for vehicles emitting 100g/km of CO² or less will cost nothing, whereas band M for cars emitting more than 235g/km will rise to £435 a year. VED band

CO² emissions (g/km)

Standard rate 2010-11*

A

Up to 100

£0

B

101-110

£20

C

111-120

£30

D

121-130

£90

E

131-140

£110 £125

F

141-150

G

151-165

£155

H

166-175

£180

I

176-185

£200 £235

SHOWROOM TAX From April 1, 2010 new car buyers are set to be hit by more costs with the introduction of a one-off first year ‘showroom tax’. The ‘showroom tax’ is a way of charging extra money on those cars that are the most polluting. Currently cars that have emissions of more than 255g/km of CO² have to pay £440 a year in road tax. However, from April anyone buying a new car with these emissions will have to pay £950 in the first year. This will then drop down to the increased yearly tax cost of £455. Any car in tax bands H and above will have to pay more in the first-year tax than they would with the annual road tax.

J

186-200

K**

201-225

£245

L

226-255

£425

Showroom tax from April 2010

M

Over 255

£435

CO² Emissions (g/km)

*Alternative fuel discount: 2009-10, A-I £20, J-M £15; 2010-11 onwards, £10 all cars **Includes cars emitting over 225g/km registered between 1 March 2001 and 23 March 2006

Fuel Duty Fuel duty rose by one penny per litre on April 1, and further 1p rises will happen in October and January 2011. Electric Vehicles With several electric vehicles due to arrive in the UK early next year,

New DRIVe version of the V70 will attract VED of just £30 this tax year

the Government has taken action to encourage the take up of these vehicles. These cars and vans will be exempt from VED charges, and drivers who have them as a company vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind tax on them for five years from April 1, 2010.

Up to 100 101-110 111-120 121-130 131-140 141-150 151-165 166-175 176-185 186-200 201-225 226-255 Over 255

Tax Band

A B C D E F G H I J K L M

‘Showroom Tax’

£0 £0 £0 £0 £110 £125 £155 £250 £300 £425 £550 £750 £950

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your contacts Volvo Corporate Operations John Wallace National Corporate Strategy & Development Manager Tel: 07710 634839 James Shires National Corporate Sales Operations Manager Tel: 07710 634978 Margaret Small Senior Leasing & Rental Manager Tel: 07850 542055 (Manager of Key Accounts) Elaine Johnstone Leasing & Rental Manager - North Tel: 07753 873259 Graeme Oswald Public Sector & Strategic Partnership Manager Tel: 07720 349622

Volvo Car UK Corporate Sales Account Development Managers Ian Reger Tel: 07850 536654 Postcode areas: BD, DH, DL, DN, HD, HG, HU, HX, LN, LS, NE, NG, SR, TS, WF, YO

David Chesterman Tel: 07702 368395 Postcode areas: AL, CB, CM, CO, CV, E, EC, EN, HA, IG, IP, LU, N, NN, NR, NW, PE, RM, SG, SS, UB, WD

Kay Saunders Tel: 07718 660164 Postcode areas: BN, BR, CR, CT, DA, GU, KT, ME, RH, SE, SL, SM, SW, TN, TW, W, WC

Gavin Moolman Tel: 07718 660165 Postcode areas: B, DE, DY, HR, LD, LE, ST, SY, TF, WR, WS, WV

Greig Goodings Tel: 07786 660565 Postcode areas: AB, BB, BL, BT, CA, CH, CW, DD, DG, EH, FK, FY, G, HS, IM, IV, KA, KW, KY, L, LA, LL, M, ML, OL, PA, PH, PR, S, SK, TD, WA, WN

Bruce Stanley Tel: 07740 070681 Postcode areas: BA, BH, BS, CF, DT, EX, GL, GY, HP, JE, MK, NP, OX, PL, PO, RG, SA, SN, SO, SP, TA, TQ, TR

To book a test drive of any Volvo model or to receive further information please call 08457 300 140 or visit www.volvocars.co.uk For Manufacturer-backed business and personal contract hire through Volvo Business Partner, please contact your local Volvo dealer or please call 08457 300 140

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1 Official fuel comsumption figures are obtained in accordance with Directive 93/116/EC as amended by 1999/100/EC. These figures are obtained under controlled test conditions and as such consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily always accord with official test results. Factors including driving styles and road, car and weather condtitions will also have a bearing on actual fuel consumption achieved. The results do not express or imply any guarantee of the fuel consumption of a particular car. Fuel consumption for the Volvo range in mpg (l/km): Urban 15.7 (18.0) - 61.4 (4.6) Extra urban 32.5 (8.7) - 85.6 (3.3) Combined 23.3 (12.1) - 74.3 (3.8) C0² emissions: 284 – 99 g/km.

Volvo Business spring 2010  

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