Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe receive some R-Design ‘attention’

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

Mediocrity and green doesn´t have to be together always. But with R-Design, the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe can be styled just as dramatically and completely like other model versions.

This is in response to significant demand for vehicles that merge good eco features with thrilling design elements. The continuous optimization of the drivelines of the cars has made this development possible.

All the models satisfactorily pass the 120g CO2/km limit (which is 119g for all three models) even without the preceding external revisions intended to lower air drag, including unique body and underbody panels and air spoilers.

The company claims reduce fuel consumption and CO2 levels for the DRIVe models by a margin that was more than they expected.

The reduction margins enabled them to provide the cars with the R-Design kit and still pass the emissions requirements. Special DRIVe wind deflectors and an extra R-Design logo at the front, while a DRIVe logo declares the low emissions level at the rear.

The chassis has been lowered by 10mm and the result lower ground clearance has reduced fuel consumption while chassis setting produces more direct road feel and more responsive handling.

Only the very best environmental models in their class can come with the Volvo's  DRIVe logo. Conventional diesel powerplant and optimized manual gearboxes for low fuel consumption are installed in all DRIVe models today.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Hyundai is introducing a new 2018 Accent that is not only wider and longer, but is now also sporting a new look that is more serious than the previous model....
by - February 20, 2017
Fans and enthusiasts of the BMW M2 in the United States could now rejoice. This comes as their favorite BMW M2 is getting a limited edition version as prepped by...
by - February 20, 2017
Carmakers usually leave us thirsty for information on whether they would introduce a new, refreshed or face-lifted vehicle and on when they intend to launch it. There are reasons for...
by - February 20, 2017
Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who...
by - February 19, 2017
In many industries, it is the rivalries that make things exciting. In basketball for example, there is the well-known rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics. For...
by - February 19, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries