Volvo has announced that it is to unveil its low-emission C30 Efficiency at the Frankfurt International Motor Show next month.
The Swedish manufacturer has revealed that the model will be powered by a 105PS 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine.
In addition to announcing a series of aerodynamic and rolling resistance features, Volvo has managed to reduce CO2 emissions to less than 120 grammes per sq km.
Fuel consumption is another area in which the firm has been keen to voice the C30’s prowess – it offers 62.8 mpg.
This is part of an environmental drive the company has claimed it is "firmly committed to".
"By doing this we will continuously reduce the overall CO2 emission level for our model range," commented Magnus Jonsson, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo.
Meanwhile, Motoring has stated that Volvo is the first manufacturer to use light-emitting diodes instead of conventional bulbs for car headlights.