Volvo has announced Classic versions of the S40 and V50 priced from €25,495 and €27,395 respectively (excluding delivery and related charges). The DRIVe models have also been revised with start-stop bringing CO2 emissions below 100g/km.
The DRIVe models come with a 1.6-litre diesel engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. It gives fuel consumption of 3.8 litres/100km (68.9mpg) with CO2 emissions of 99g/km.
Equipment on the ES Classic includes climate control, alloy wheels and an on-board computer. There are also SE Lux and R Design versions. The former comes with 17-inch wheels and leather seats, while the latter features a body kit and sports interior.
A limited number of S40 and V50 ES Classic models are available from dealers with an additional €500 off the list price. Volvo has also promised to hold the prices regardless of whether the scrappage scheme continues into 2011.
It is hoped that a new tax band for cars emitting less than 100g/km will be introduced in the forthcoming budget.