The new Volvo V60 estate has class-leading residual values according to CAP HPI, comfortably better than comparable cars from Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
Now so many of us, whether buying a car privately or for business, choose to use finance options like PCP, the depreciation a car suffers is factored in to our monthly payments. So the slower a car loses value, the lower your monthly payments are.
That simple equation has worked very much in Volvo’s favour as it delivers a new range of cars, with the entire new 90 Series of cars – XC90, S90 and V90 – delivering the best residual values for Volvo ever, and the new XC40 beating the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 on residual values.
Now it’s the turn of the new Volvo V60 to turn the depreciation thumb screws on rivals, with CAP HPI awarding it residual values which will make a noticeable difference to the monthly payments you make.
Based on 60,000 miles over three years, the Volvo V60 D3 Momentum, costing £31,550 new, will still be worth £12,075 at the end of the three years, a residual value of 38.3 per cent.
The closest German rival is the Audi A4 Avant at £32,245, which will be worth £11,050 at the end of the term, a residual value of 34.3 per cent, with the Mercedes C-Class Estate and BMW 3-Series Touring ending up worth just £10,075 and £8,875 respectively, residual values of just 31.7 and 27.3 per cent.
Yet another reason, if you needed more, to stick the new Volvo V60 at the top of your wish list.