Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Improved Range to Add Value

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Improved Range to Add Value

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VOLVO is in the starting blocks for 2010 with changes across its model range that further raise the stakes on technological advancement, customer appeal and value for money.

The company will enter the New Year with a revised diesel line-up, including an all-new D5 engine along with a high-tech 2.0D turbo-diesel.

Volvo C30, S40 and V50

The compact two-door Volvo C30 becomes an even more enticing proposition with the addition of the new 2.0D Powershift model featuring a dual-clutch six-speed transmission as well as a new 100kW four-cylinder turbo-diesel.

The new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel uses lightweight construction and advanced technology to deliver strong power and torque while improving on fuel economy and lowering exhaust emissions.

D Powershift replaces the previous C30 D5 and brings new levels of economy with a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.9 litres/100km, and CO2 emissions as low as 156g/km.

The C30 range continues to include S and LE models powered by Volvo's 2.4-litre five-cylinder engine producing 125kW and 230Nm of torque and driving through Volvo's five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

Volvo S40 and V50 are also available in 2.0D Powershift variants.

For 2010, the C30, S40 and V50 models offer a new variant: the T5 R-Design.

With performance provided by Volvo's turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine producing 169kW at 5000rpm, along with 320Nm of torque from 1500rpm to 5000rpm, the new T5 R-Design S40 and V50 maximise driving pleasure.

The T5 R-design models feature a special body kit with a rear spoiler, twin chrome exhausts and matt satin finish on the grille and side mirrors as well as unique alloy wheels.

Volvo V70

The luxurious V70 all-wheel-drive station wagon presents a fresh face for 2010 with a new grille, along with interior refinements. …

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