V70 and S80 DRIVe go greener 02 February 2010 by Parkers Lower emissions for V70 and S80 DRIVe models Qualify for lowest diesel company car tax Available to order now Volvo has made two of its cars even greener by lowering emissions on the V70 and S80 DRIVe models. The two new versions now both emit 119g/km of CO2, meaning they qualify for the lowest 13% company car tax band. Previously, the DRIVe versions emitted 129g/km, putting them in the 18% banding. As well as lowering emissions, Volvo has improved fuel economy, too - the S80 and V70 DRIVe models now return an average of 62mpg - up 5mpg on the previous DRIVe versions. The new models use the same 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine delivering 109bhp, but Volvo has added new technology including lower friction internal parts for increased efficiency. The new DRIVe models are available to order now in SE, SE Premium, SE Lux and SE Lux Premium trim levels. Prices will be announced later this month, but are not expected to be vastly different from the current models.