Local Volvo retailer announces huge advances in sustainability with UK-first electrification step

A local car retailer has announced that Volvo is the UK’s first car manufacturer to offer plug-in hybrid versions across its entire model range.

Volvo’s new petrol-electric XC40 T5 Twin Engine completes a full line-up of hybrid cars, as well as becoming the UK’s first plug-in hybrid premium compact SUV.

Clive Brook Volvo has announced the new hybrid range as concern for the environment hits the highest levels on record.

According to a recent YouGov survey, 27% of Brits cite the environment as in their top-three issues facing the country, behind Brexit (67%) and health (32%)*.

Clive Brook, Retailer Principal, said: “We’re so pleased to announce that the plug-in hybrid electrification of our entire model line-up is complete.

“From pledging to remove all single-use plastics from our showrooms by the end of this year to recycling plastic rubbish into parts for our new cars, Volvo is committed to giving all our customers the best possible choice when it comes to cars that are both better for the environment and also practical for their lifestyles and driving requirements.

“The electrification of our model line-up is just the tip of the iceberg for our sustainability journey, and we’d encourage members of the community who are looking to reduce their environmental impact to come and test drive one of these amazing cars.”

Following the completion of the petrol-electric hybrid range will be an all-electric XC40 next year, providing further options for those looking to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

The XC40 T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid is available to order now, priced from £40,905 on-the-road for the dynamic R-Design version. First deliveries to UK customers will be from February 2020.