Volvo has announced pricing today for its refreshed C30 T5 and C30 T5 R-Design hatchbacks, which come into the 2011 model year with fresh new styling and a new list of standard equipment.

The C30 T5 is priced from $24,600 while the sportier C30 T5 R-Design starts at $26,950. Both cars come standard with a powerful turbocharged five-cylinder engine churning out 227 horsepower and matched to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Volvo C30 family sees significant changes for the 2011 model year. The entire front clip has been redesigned, including a new nose, front fenders, grille, headlights and lower front spoiler. The cars also incorporate a larger Volvo logo on their front grilles.

The biggest changes in the new Volvo C30 T5 R-Design are actually hidden beneath the skin. The car’s chassis has been modified in several areas. Stiffer bushings allow for more precise steering and the steering ratio is lower, giving 10% faster response to driver input. Spring stiffness has also been increased by 30% and the mono-tube dampers and roll stabilizers have been made stiffer.

Below is the full list of options for the 2011 Volvo C30 T5 and C30 T5 R-Design:

2011 Volvo C30 T5 - $24,600

2011 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design - $26,950

Preferred Package - $1,800 - Power driver seat, power passenger seat, keyless drive (R-Design only), power glass moonroof, aluminum trim (T5 Only)

Climate Package - $900 - Heated front seats, headlight washers, interior air quality system, electronic climate control, rainsensor windshield wipers

Multimedia Package - $2,000 - Dynaudio premium sound system with Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound, navigation system with real-time traffic, two complimentary map updates

Metallic paint - $550

Premium Electric Silver Metallic Pain (R-Design only) - $675

5-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic - $1,250

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) - $700

SIRIUS satellite radio with complimentary 6-month subscription - $400

Dual Xenon Active Bending Lights (ABL) - $800

Portable navigation system - $750

Leather seating surfaces - $1,200

Exterior styling kit (C30 T5 only) - $1,445

Interior styling kit (C30 T5 only) - $295



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