Specifications and UK prices on three of Volvo’s key models are to be realigned, with effect from February 1st, the automaker has confirmed.
According to Volvo, the changes will offer its customers better value for money, standardise price differentials between engines and trim levels and make the company more competitive with its premium rivals.
The S40 has had its entry level price reduced from £15,730 to £13,750, while the S40 1.6D SE and T5 SE models have seen respective price drops of £1,320 and £1,200.
There have also been specification changes. For the current model year, high performance audio and a power driver’s seat are included free of charge on the SE model.
Volvo’s V50 Sportswagon, the company’s best selling model of 2006, has been made more affordable and has also had 1.6 petrol and diesel engines introduced to its range.
The S80 saloon has been repositioned to offer comparable trim levels as well as more affordable prices for lower company car tax.
According to Volvo, the S80 now offers "an even more desirable package of power, performance and style combined with attractive pricing".