Four more for Volvo

Volvo has unveiled four new models on the UK market, with the introduction of the C30, S40, V50 and V70.

All four cars promise to be kinder to the environment due to the fact they run on FlexiFuel engines, which use E85 bioethanol fuel, a renewable fuel (85 per cent ethanol, 15 per cent petrol) which is considered to produce 80 per cent less CO2 emissions.

The C30 SportsCoupe, S40 saloon and V50 Sportswagon models are all based on the 1.8-litre, four-cylinder engine and will be delivered to customers from July, while the Volvo V70 estate should hit showroom floors before the end of the year.

Stuart Kerr, managing director of Volvo Car UK, explained: "Bioethanol reduces man’s dependency on fossil fuels and Volvo’s FlexiFuel programme makes a vital contribution to the company’s strategy of environmental sustainability.

"We’re proud to be one of the first car companies in the UK to be offering FlexiFuel models," Mr Kerr added, with Volvo expecting modest sales due to the current lack of demand for FlexiFuel models while the government fails to incentivise the use of E85 bioethanol.

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