Volvo has introduced a Business Edition of its three medium-sized models, which are £3,000 cheaper than the outgoing ES versions.

The new version includes much more equipment, however. New features include satellite navigation system, high performance multimedia audio system, Bluetooth and rear park assist

The cars are aimed at business drivers by combining the right equipment, with lower taxable list prices (so-called P11D prices) and reduced Benefit in Kind (BIK) liability thanks to low CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. Volvo has a little table that shows tax saving of up to £55 per month compared to direct competitors for a higher rate taxpayer.

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.

Volvo National Corporate Operations Manager Selwyn Cooper comments: "In order to better represent their [business drivers] needs, we are launching our new Business Editions in the S60, V60 and V70 line-up to make it easier for company car drivers to identify the right model for them. The Business Editions replace our ES and ES Nav versions but add more equipment for a lower price tag which will be even more appealing to motorists who are continually looking at ways to reduce costs without compromising luxury and comfort."