The Volvo C30 is a compact premium three-door hatchback available worldwide from 2006 to 2013. It features a dynamic, sporty, and youthful exterior detailed with smooth edges and contemporary highlights. Inside, it is furnished with top of the line amenities that guarantee a safe, comfortable, and consistent riding experience. The Volvo C30 was offered in the following variants: the Volvo C30 T5 and the Volvo C30 T5 R-Design. It comes in Ice White, Cosmic White Metallic, Orange Flame Metallic, Passion Red, Flamenco Red Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Electric Silver Metallic, Caspian Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Black Stone.
The Volvo C30 came from the Volvo Safety Concept Car that merged the design of the Volvo P1800ES and the Volvo 480ES. The concept version was initially presented at the Detroit Auto Show in 2001. In autumn, it was previewed at the Seville International Airport.
In 2006, the production version of the Volvo C30 was revealed at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. It was initially offered in ten engine options and shares the same interior design with the Volvo S40 and the Volvo V50.
In 2009, a refreshed Volvo C30 was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The updated premium hatchback boasted a contemporary exterior styling, revamped interior, and an optional sport chassis. In the Philippines, the Volvo C30 was made available in 2010.
The Volvo C30 measures 4,266mm long, 1,782mm wide, and 1,447mm tall. It flaunts modern and zestful energy that can liven up any road. Exterior highlights include a pair of halogen headlamps with washers, wipers with rain sensors, front fog lights, wide radiator grille with chrome trimming, body-colored roof spoiler and sunroof for the higher variant, protective molding from the front up to the rear, body-colored or chrome side mirrors depending on the variant, dual chrome-colored exhaust pipes at the rear, contemporary-shaped taillights, and a broad rear window. Completing its premium look is a set of 17-inch spider design or 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Volvo C30 offers a cozy and spacious cabin courtesy of its 2,640mm wheelbase. Notable interior features include the multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, leather-covered gear knob with aluminum detailing, power windows, air conditioning system with pollen filter, outer temperature gauge, and a trip computer. The Volvo C30 T5 R-Design gets upgraded with leather or Flextech upholstery, aluminum sports pedal, and an instrument cluster with blue lighting.
Technology & Safety Features
The Volvo C30 is fitted with an audio system with eight speakers, MP3 and Cd player. In terms of safety, it is equipped with an anti-lock braking system, dynamic stability traction control, a generous number of airbags, home safe lighting, ISOFIX anchors for child seats at the rear, seat belts with pre-tensioners, a side-impact protection system, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Volvo C30 utilized the Volvo P1 platform. It is built with MacPherson spring struts at the front and multi-link independent suspension at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by ventilated discs, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Emergency Brake Assistance.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Volvo C30 is a front-engine, front-wheel drive hatchback. Both variants are powered by a 225 horsepower 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine mated with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.