The full range of Volvo DRIVe models will be on display at a special open weekend and test drive event on Saturday and Sunday ( February 6/7 ) at Volvo dealers throughout Ireland.
Volvo has one of the most comprehensive environmentally focused ranges of cars in the premium market with the DRIVe models. The DRIVe (pronounced Drive-e ) badge is applied to any model that has best in class environmental performance.
The full DRIVe range will be on display, including the outstandingly efficient Volvo C30 DRIVe with start/stop technology that produces 99g/km of CO2 and uses 3.8L/100km (equivalent to 74.3mpg ), the S40 andV50 DRIVe variant, and the S80 and XC60 versions. The S80 is a large, luxurious executive saloon which in the DRIVe guise is fitted with a highly efficient 1.6 litre diesel engine. In recent road tests it has received excellent reviews both here in Ireland and abroad for its real world drivability. Falling into Band A for VRT it costs €104pa for road tax. The XC60 DRIVe is a front wheel drive version of Volvo's new family sized SUV with a Band D VRT rating resulting in a €447 road tax, a clear advantage when judged against the competition.
There are a variety of special offers available for customers who place orders during the open weekend, including the stylish C30 from€19,995 when bought with the benefit of the Government Scrappage Scheme.
Even when the Government Scrappage scheme does not apply, all customers can benefit fromVolvo's enviro-enhancement package, which is worth up to €3,630 when purchasing one of the Volvo DRIVe range during the open weekend.