The Volvo V70 is the UK’s best-selling, large premium estate car and, for 2007, Volvo is introducing a high specification, great value V70 Special Edition Sport model, at the same time as simplifying the rest of the V70 range.
The Special Edition Sport is equipped with a number of sporty additions including leather sports upholstery, unique 5 spoke wheels, chronograph instruments, rear spoiler, speed dependent steering and colour co-ordinated front and rear lower spoilers and lower side mouldings.
This model also offers exceptional value with prices starting from £24,310 (on the road) for the 2.4 (170PS) model. Priced at just £500 above the entry-level S specification and £1,300 less than the Sport model it replaces, the new Special Edition Sport is available with a choice of three of Volvo’s five-cylinder engines – a 2.4 (170PS) petrol and two diesels, a 2.4D (163PS) and D5 (185PS). All engines are available to order immediately with a choice of manual, automatic or Geartronic transmissions.
Both 2.4 and D5 diesel engines have a relatively low CO2 emission figure of 179g/km, which is good news for company motorists. A 22% tax payer will pay just £117 per month to get behind the wheel of the 2.4D or £121 for the more powerful D5 Special Edition Sport.
The Volvo V70 range continues to offer a wide range of trim levels for 2007, including S, SE, SE Sport and SE Lux models, plus the high performance, 300PS V70 R, and the new Special Edition Sport.
To simplify the V70 range and offer the most attractive variants, Volvo is keeping the five most popular engines – the 2.4 (170PS), 2.5T (210PS), T5 (260PS), 2.4D (163PS) and D5 (185PS), plus the Bi-Fuel (CNG) model. This reduces the range from 46 to 15 model variants.
In addition, Volvo has reduced the price for the 2.4 (170PS) engine model by £700 which now becomes the entry-level engine in the V70 range at £23,810.
These range adjustments mean that, with a CO2 figure of 179g/km, a 22% company car tax payer will pay £134 per month to get behind the wheel of the new Volvo V70 2.4 S and just £117 per month to drive the V70 2.4D Special Edition Sport.