Just because you want to drive an eco-friendly vehicle doesn't mean you can't have any style, at least according to Volvo. The Swedish automaker has just announced that it's adding an optional R-Design bodykit on its entire range of reduced-consumption DRIVe models. When equipped with the R-DESIGN package, C30, S40 and V50 1.6D DRIVe models record an impressive 52.3 mpg (62.8 mpg in the UK) on the combined cycle and CO2-emissions of just 119 g/km across the board.
Choosing the R-DESIGN option will get you 17-inch alloy rims, a set of wind deflecting spoilers and side skirts, a set of unique badges and a chassis that sits 10 mm lower, which Volvo says improves both fuel efficiency and handling. Inside, cream leather upholstery and blue dials remind you of your efficient ways.
Standard DRIVe models now feature stop/start technology, which improve fuel efficiency to 60.2 mpg (72.4 U.K.) for the C30, S40 and V50 models and reduces carbon emissions to 104 g/km.