Volvo Says Goodbye to C30
The 3-door hatchback is based on the same platform as Ford Focus MkII and Mazda3, but you'd never know by looking at it. With prominent shoulders creating a feeling of safety and a typical Volvo interior, the C30 quickly grew in popularity, despite its premium price.
The C30's design evolved from the Safety Concept Car shown way back at the 2001 at the Detroit Motor Show. Of course, safety was only part of the equation, because when the production version was revealed in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show, it had a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo engine and a thumping 16- watt sound system.
In 2010, the C30 received a much needed refresh, and Volvo started playing with the idea of both electric and high-performance. The team behind Volvo’s championship-winning Swedish Touring Car Team created a monster 400PS AWD road car version of their Volvo C30 Racer.
If the news of C30 being pulled from production got you all nostalgic and moist-eyed, then you should visit www.LastEverC30.co.uk for more info on the car and maybe enter a competition to win a sporty and aggressive ice white R-design C30 with Polestar upgrade.
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