It's… Hot off the heels of its 2010 C30 R-Design revamp with a sport-tuned chassis, Volvo has introduced another special version of its stylish three-door hatchback - but this one emphasizes efficiency over performance. Entry and exit is easy thanks to the large front doors and front seats that automatically jack knife forward once the backrest is activated. The rear seats—configured more as two separate contoured positions with scaled-down proportions—are snug, and adults will complain even if they can wedge in. Load height is very low 807mm, or just over two feet improving ease of use. Volvo's trademark floating center stack is the central design element. The high-end stereo can really crank, and we found the sound is clear even at high volume. The R-Design trim has a different grille and a matte finish on the side mirrors.
These injectors minimize fuel consumption with their exceptionally rapid and precise injection pulses under high pressure to promote extremely efficient combustion. Visibility is generally good, though Volvo's typically thick front pillars can restrict vision to the corners at intersections. The goal with the Volvo C30 was to match the safety of the larger by 22cm, or 8. The wheelbase, a long 104 inches, is shared with the S40 and V50—which results in a good ride and surprisingly stable, relaxed high-speed cruising. The C30 is a two-door hatchback that shares most of its mechanicals with Volvo's compact S40 sedan and V50 wagon. Volvo is renowned for making cars that last. Volvo is putting more emphasis on the rear aspect of the C30, choosing to show that angle in promotional materials.
The vehicle also won the European Golden Steering award. Great fit, and so easy to use. The steering ratio is lower, giving a 10 per cent faster response to steering wheel input. When leaving the car, the headlamps can light the path to the front door before automatically switching off. SunShade full vehicle kits include 4 or 8 pieces depending on the vehicle model. The turbo engine actually does very well with the automatic; the standard six-speed manual is also pleasant but a bit notchy. While similar to these cars in character, the C30 has less standard equipment, allowing Volvo to make it its lowest priced car.
The Swedish automaker and performance partner Polestar will try to change that perception when they debut the Polestar C30 Performance Prototype this week at the 2010 Gothenburg Motor Show. The Volvo C30 was launched in Europe in 2006 and appeared in the United States and Canada two years later. The shoulders are also broader than on other Volvos and rise towards the rear. The appropriate wheel is then slowed to restore control. The interior of the vehicle can also be customized with different materials and upholsteries. The Winter Pack is also available with Active Bending Lamps to improve visibility in poor weather conditions.
Inflatable curtains sit in the headlining, protecting front and rear occupants. Please verify any information in question with a dealership sales representative. Trunk capacity is modest, and golfers will have problems stowing their clubs, although the rear seats fold down to increase cargo space. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data. Like everything else WeatherTech manufactures, these are perfect! The driver continuously receives feedback about system status via the in-car information display. The driver's seat has enough manual adjustments to tailor a comfortable driving position and enough side bolstering to keep backsides planted in corners.
The five-cylinder engines - which are naturally longer than four-cylinder engines - can only be accommodated transversely due to their extremely compact design. Recently, over 340 million euros £230 million have been invested to make the factory more efficient and as environmentally friendly as possible. Aluminum-accent R-style trim in the R-Design model adds visual character that raises it well above the standard gray-plastic of the T5, but both versions are fitted with comfortable and supportive manually-adjustable bucket seats covered in Volvo's fabric-like T-Tek material T5 or Premium leather R-Design. Two load covers - one soft which is standard and one hard which is available as a cost option - keep cargo contents from outside view. The front seats tilt and slide forward to provide an open path to the rear seat, though it still requires passengers to twist and duck. The C30 is a pleasant and versatile hatchback with eye-catching styling. Interior Features Volvo aims at sportiness inside the C30, along with high-tech, Scandinavian style.
The Volvo C30 uses spring MacPherson struts at the front, the geometry designed to provide quick and precise steering. The satellite tells of your precise location even if the driver is unable to. Maximum torque of 320 Nm comes from as little as 1500 rpm and is available all the way up to 5000 rpm. In every case, substances and processes have been chosen to minimise ecological impact. Reproduction of this information, in whole or in part, by any means is prohibited without the express written consent of J. Firstly the chassis lowers the car by 10mm, resulting in a lower centre of gravity to enhance the driving characteristics. Fuel savings of between 2 and 3 per cent have been achieved with this function.
Large, flashy alloy wheels and lipped wheel wells with dark lower-body and window trim help give the whole design look more like a fastback coupe from the side. A compact front-drive two-door that interweaves unique Volvo styling cues with well-proven mechanicals from the S40 and V50 lines, the 2010 C30 is designed to blur the established line between a conventional hatchback and a station wagon. However, all models get great fuel economy and are surprisingly nimble, which makes the Mini Cooper one of the most fun-to-drive 2010 small cars. The rear carrying area is also low and flat. The R-Design model features additional aluminum trim, and handsome blue-faced gauges with white markings and red pointers. Fuel economy is around 19 mpg in city and 28 mpg highway, making it a fairly fuel efficient, sporty option. However, the interior is tight; tall drivers might find themselves surprisingly short on space, as the sunroof cuts precious headroom.