Both cars underwent significant changes for the 2011 model year, such as a redesigned front clip, including the soft nose, front fenders, grille, headlights and lower front spoiler. The air intake is bigger in size and resembles the intake in the XC60, while the grille has a new pattern used, the carmaker says, exclusively on both C30 variants.
As for the T5 R-Design model, the biggest changes were made to the chassis and the steering. The steering ratio is lower, giving 10 percent faster response to driver input, while spring stiffness has been increased by 30 percent. Furthermore, Volvo says the mono-tube dampers are stiffer and build up pressure much more quickly, while the roll stabilizers are stiffer to reduce any leaning tendency when taking corners.
Below are some of the options for the 2011 C30 T5 and T5 R-design models:
- Preferred Package - $1,800
- Climate Package - $900
- Multimedia Package - $2,000
- 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