Volvo introduces new Chauffeur package for S60, V60, V70 and S80 models

Article by Christian A., on February 16, 2012

Business users would most likely take interest in the launch of a Chauffeur package on Volvo’s S60, V60, V70 and S80 models. Volvo aims to offer even more value for every chauffeur car, which is available with a range of purchasing and finance options.

It gets a three-year 120,000 mile extended warranty that takes into account the major mileages that some chauffeur driver companies cover annually. In addition, Volvo is offering free metallic paint on each chauffeur car.

Volvo's new S80 is the newest addition to the chauffeur program. It’s on Business Contract Hire for only £369* (+VAT) per month. Selwyn Cooper, Volvo Car UK's National Corporate Operations Manager, said, “Volvo is at the forefront of the chauffeur market with its ground breaking relationship with Tristar Worldwide who service the Virgin Airways' Upper Class chauffeur contract.”

He added that the Volvo S80 and V70 are the most utilized vehicles in the chauffeur market because of the big rear legroom, high level of interior comfort and big boot space.

He said that this package will help it widen its share of this market. Volvo will launch its Volvo's new V60 Plug-In Hybrid for the chauffeur firms later this year.

It comes with a range of technology features as standard, a low 49g CO2 emissions level, and a range of up to 621 miles in Hybrid mode.

Every Volvo S60 model is underpinned by a newly developed Dynamic chassis that has been refined and fined tuned to deliver an exciting drive. As the most sporting Volvo ever built, the new Volvo S60 features a steering gear ratio that is around 10 percent faster than those in its predecessors, thereby improving response and steering feel.

Volvo worked to increase the S60’s torsional rigidity by 100 percent by making the steering column's tubing much thicker and the bushes stiffer. These modifications allow drivers to better feel the connection between steering wheels and the road. Moreover, pistons of the front spring struts in the new Volvo S60 are now thicker than in the Volvo S80, making it 47 percent stiffer – allowing the body structure to better absorb lateral loads.

Its mounting is also now 50 percent stiffer. In addition, the springs have been made stiffer and shorter with Eigen frequency hiked by around 10 percent. Volvo also made the front and rear subframe bushes around it twice as stiff in the new S60 than in its predecessor, with link arm bushings now optimized to enable a sportier drive and better vehicle control.

Volvo also struck a good balance between comfort and dynamic control by PUR (polyurethane) as material for the rear damper mountings. Stefan Sallqvist, person in charge of chassis development for the new Volvo S60, quipped that they spent several weeks to fine-tune the S60’s dampers in the English countryside, especially on old Roman roads.

To ensure that the all-new Volvo S60 boasts of enhanced driving pleasure and safety, the saloon has been fitted with the so-called Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC) as well as Advanced Stability Control. DSTC comes with a new roll sensor that could help detect at the earliest instance any skidding tendency – allowing the anti-skid system to intervene more precisely and more timely.

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VOLVO LAUNCHES NEW 120,000 MILE WARRANTY LED CHAUFFEUR PROGRAMME

Volvo has further added value to its range of services to business users with the launch of a Chauffeur package on its S60, V60, V70 and S80 models.

At the heart of this new offer is a three year 120,000 mile extended warranty which takes into account the significant mileages that some chauffeur driver companies cover each year.

Volvo is also offering free metallic paint on every chauffeur car and a range of purchasing and finance options. The latest addition to the chauffeur programme is Volvo's new S80, which is on Business Contract Hire for just £369* (+VAT) per month.

"Volvo is at the forefront of the chauffeur market with its ground breaking relationship with Tristar Worldwide who service the Virgin Airways' Upper Class chauffeur contract," explained Selwyn Cooper, Volvo Car UK's National Corporate Operations Manager.

"The Volvo S80 and V70 are the most utilised vehicles in the chauffeur market due to their generous rear legroom, high level of interior comfort and large boot space. We believe this package will help us grow our share of this market," he added.

Next on the list for chauffeur companies to look forward to is the introduction of Volvo's new V60 Plug-In Hybrid. With a host of Volvo's latest technology fitted as standard, a mere 49g CO2 and a range of up to 621 miles when in Hybrid mode, Volvo will be adding this revolutionary car to its chauffeur offering later this year.

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