With a higher level of specification than the outgoing ES and ES Nav variants, which the Business Editions replace, the models have been designed to make choosing the best fleet car as straightforward as possible. Fitted with all the features business users demand, the Business Editions also boast a reduced price tag of as much as £3,000 compared to the ES which will automatically reduce a driver’s annual Benefit-in-Kind tax liability.
In addition to the ES specification, the new Business Edition variant includes features such as an integrated satellite navigation system, high performance multimedia audio system, Bluetooth and rear park assist.
Volvo’s Business Edition variants have been designed to appeal directly to business drivers by combining the right features and equipment, with the Benefit in Kind (BIK) benefits of low CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. Delivering a higher specification on the models compared to competitors was also very much a part of the objective in creating the Business Editions.
The S60 Business Edition on-the-road price starts from £19,995 for the T3 version and from £21,195 for the comparative model in the V60 line-up; both represent a significant £3,000 reduction compared to the outgoing ES versions. The V70 D2 Powershift Business Edition starts from £24,995 on-the-road, representing a £2,925 reduction on the ES model.
Residual value setters CAP and KeeResources have received the new models positively and Volvo expects to see a higher residual value compared to the outgoing ES model which will be reflected strongly in the monthly rentals.