Volvo C30 News

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    We’ve heard a lot about Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) over the past year, a modular platform that will underpin all of the Swedish automaker’s next-gen models sized from the S60 up, but what few may know is that Volvo is working on a second platform. The second platform is called the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), and as its name suggests it will be used for compact models. After failing to find an external partner to develop the CMA platform, Volvo eventually turned to its Chinese parent company Geely. The two formed a joint venture in Sweden last...

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    Volvo Tuner Polestar Gives The C30 A Proper Farewell: Video

    Late last year Volvo quietly discontinued its C30 hatchback from the market, with nary a mention of a reason why or a possible replacement. It’s likely the fact that Volvo only managed to sell around 4,500 C30s annually in the U.S., which, understandably, is not nearly enough to justify its...

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    Volvo Kills Off Its C30 Compact Hatchback

    If you want to get your hands on a Volvo C30 hatchback, we’d advise you not to wait much longer. In order to “better position Volvo for the future,” the automaker will discontinue C30 production in December, ending the compact hatch with the 2013 model year. Volvo’s official...

  • 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition
    2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition Announced

    If you like the Volvo C30’s looks but aren’t sold by its performance, step away from the lutefisk, as we’ve got some good news for you. For 2013, the automaker best known for building safe but conservative cars is releasing a Polestar-tuned version of its compact hatchback. The...

  • Volvo C30 Polestar Concept
    Jay Leno drives the Volvo C30 Polestar concept

    Most people are unlikely to associate Volvo with performance, but the Swedish automaker has offered several notable sporty variants of its regular lineup in the past under the R performance range. The S60 R, for example, was introduced in 2003 and boasted a 300-horsepower turbocharged engine mated...

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    Performance Software Coming... To Your Volvo Dealer?

    Volvo's tuning partner, Polestar, is launching a line of performance software for Volvo C30, C70 and S40 models.

  • Volvo V30 spy shots

    You’ve seen the spy shots. Now here’s a spy video of Volvo’s new five-door C30, which was spotted recently in a car park in Europe. The new model is scheduled to make its official world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next March before going on sale shortly after as a 2013 model. It’s not clear what name Volvo’s long-overdue C30 five-door will be called, with most expecting it to be called a V30 in line with Volvo’s naming practice for its stretched wagon models. However, since this isn’t technically a wagon but more of a regular five-door...

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    Volvo Partners With Siemens For Electric Car Development

    Volvo has shown a number of ecological concepts and prototypes in the recent past, with everything from biofuels to battery powered electrics and fuel cell range-extenders, and even flywheel technology coming under the spotlight. The last we heard Volvo was about to start leases of its C30 Electric...

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    Volvo Marks 10 Years Of Safety Concept Car

    It's been 10 years since Volvo introduced the Safety Concept Car.

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    Volvo Safety Concept Car: 10 Years Of Car Safety Technology

    Believe it or not, the 2012 Volvo C30 hatchback is essentially a 10 year old design. Several years before the C30 hit the streets, Volvo revealed a striking concept called the Safety Concept Car (SCC) to the motoring press in 2001, previewing several new technologies that would eventually be seen...

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    Volvo C30 Electric Car Leases Start This Summer, In Europe

    Volvo showed us its C30 Electric zero-emissions hatchback at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show back in January, which included a crashed example with the car's expensive battery pack fully intact, but now the automaker has confirmed that customer leases are about to start. Unfortunately, those leases are...

  • Next-generation Volvo C30 spy shots
    Spy Shots: Next-Generation Volvo C30 Mule

    Details on the next generation of the Volvo C30 remain slim at best, with a report from late last year hinting at a more practical five-door model, aimed at competition with Volkswagen's Golf, BMW 1-Series, and Lexus CT-200h. A V30-badged crossover variant is also possible, aimed directly at the...

  • Crashed Volvo 30 Electric Car

    Volvo has some ambitious plans for the future. In addition to the market launch of a plug-in hybrid in 2012, work is currently under way on evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered car as well as range-extended electric car fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell. The automaker well renowned for its safety prowess is now displaying a crashed C30 electric car, demonstrating its approach--in a very visual manner--to safety of the future. Keeping the high voltage batteries and cables of an electric car entirely intact after a collision is vital for safety as this kind of power system...

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    Report: Next-Gen Volvo C30 To Spawn Golf Competitor

    When Volvo first unveiled its C30 hatch back in 2006 many questioned the automaker’s decision to ignore launching a more practical five-door model and instead offer it exclusively as a sporty three-door. As we all know Volvo’s finances quickly degraded shortly after that and launching a...

  • 2010 Paris Auto Show: Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric
    2010 Paris Auto Show: Volvo DRIVe Electric Headed To Test Fleets

    New Volvo Cars president and CEO Stefan Jacoby made his first official appearance in the position at the Paris Motor Show, introducing the new V60 sport wagon, along with performance-themed R-Design versions of the S60 and V60—and, surprisingly, emphasizing the importance of electrification...

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    Volvo Offers Solution To Cold Weather Range In C30 EV

    With Recent News On the MINI E There Timing Is Impeccable

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    Electric Volvo C30 Coming To Detroit Auto Show, Public Trials In 2011

    Volvo increases the development of cars powered by electricity by building an electric test fleet.

  • 2011 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design
    Pricing Announced For 2011 Volvo C30 T5 and C30 T5 R-Design

    The 2011 Volvo C30 T5 is priced from $24,600 while the sportier C30 T5 R-Design starts at just $26,950.

  • Volvo C30 BEV

    Volvo has some ambitious plans for the future. In addition to the market launch of a plug-in hybrid in 2012, work is currently under way on evaluating the viability of an entirely electric-powered car and the first prototype has just been unveiled. It looks like a regular Volvo C30 and it features the very same safety, comfort and space as the standard car. The difference is that it is powered solely by electricity, entirely without exhaust emissions, and has a range of up to 93 miles. This year saw a small number of prototype versions of the C30 electric vehicle built and tested internally...

  • 2010 Volvo C30 R-Design
    Sporty R-Design C30 Joins 2010 Volvo Lineup

    Chassis and steering improvements have been the main focus of attention for Volvo’s engineers for the 2010 C30 R-Design.

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    2010 Volvo C30 Preview

    The 2010 Volvo C30 should go on sale in the U.S. early next year.

  • Vizualtech Volvo C30 Racer
    Volvo C30 ‘Racer’ envisaged by Sweden’s Vizualtech

    Vizualtech, a Swedish design firm that specializes in constructing virtual 3D models of cars and boats, has just released a new set of images of a race-inspired Volvo C30 hatch. The focus when designing the car was to create something that could compete in the DTM touring car series or possibly a...

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    Lexmaul tunes the Volvo C30 T5

    Lexmaul is a German tuner that specialises in modifying vehicles from General Motors, specifically those wearing Opel badges. The latest project from Lexmaul, however, hails from Sweden and is based on the stylish Volvo C30 three–door hatchback. Lexmaul has nicknamed the car...

  • Limited Edition Volvo C30 R-Design
    Limited Edition Volvo C30 R-Design

    Volvo has released an updated version of its R-Design performance accessories line for the C30 hatch range, which will only be offered to a maximum of 400 customers. Like all R-Design packs, the latest kit doesn’t offer any performance upgrades, which means top end models still get a 227hp...

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