Probably none of automotive manufacturers is not associated with the middle-aged people as Volvo. Swedish cars have proven themselves from the best side in the area of active and passive safety that the driver, who has taken on board a life partner and a few minor children, stands at the forefront. However, to be closer to the most active audience, the company decided to issue three-door Volvo C30 hatchback, which, according to their own statements, is no more than a full-fledged coupe.
Configuration and price Volvo C30.
|1.6 Base||$19,100||1.6 petrol (100 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.6 Kinetic||$20,100||1.6 petrol (100 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.6 Momentum||$21,400||1.6 petrol (100 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|2.0 AT Powershift Base||$23,200||2.0 petrol (145 hp)||Automatic (5)||front|
|2.0 AT Powershift Kinetic||$24,400||2.0 petrol (145 hp)||Automatic (5)||front|
|2.0 AT Powershift Momentum||$25,600||2.0 petrol (145 hp)||Automatic (5)||front|
|2.0 AT Powershift Summum||$27,100||2.0 petrol (145 hp)||Automatic (5)||front|
|T5 MT R-Design||$34,900||2.5 petrol (230 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|T5 AT R-Design||$37,700||2.5 petrol (230 hp)||Automatic (5)||front|
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The progenitor was the Volvo C30 model concept SCC, as shown in the Detroit Auto Show in 2001. Even then, despite its futuristic car like his fellow series. The basis of the project Volvo engineers have laid all the modern security system. In particular, the vehicle stands were set transparent windshield, allowing to increase visibility and eliminate “dead” zone lights can look beyond the turn and a plurality of sensors, tracking what is happening on the road. Serial production of the Volvo C30 fully begin until five years after the show concept. Naturally, by the time the car has lost many of the conceptual “chips”, for example, transparent racks.
Outside the Volvo C30, despite their targeted at younger audience, more than noticeably reminiscent of “older” brothers in the face of S40 and V50, which, by the way, is part of one family. The main noticeable difference is in the little hatchback ground clearance in the front bumper and a large angle of inclination of the windshield. Foods, in its turn – the top of the corporate identity C30. Elan Volvo C30 image is created largely due to the low roof line, large glass area of a back door and a narrow line of the side rear windows. The special charm of appearance adds 17-inch wheels made of light alloy, available in high-end trim. Shop Volvo C30 Swedish strict and laconic. It is convenient to be able to get the driver virtually any body type, and will help him in this comfortable chair with a lot of adjustments and changes the position of height and reach adjustable steering wheel, which is worth mentioning separately. “Bagel” in principle, no different from peers S40/V50, but is made of three different materials. The outer rim is stitched normal skin, most of the domestic – perforated, and on top there is a large aluminum wheel insert, sporty style of the model. Is there as well and tides thumb, but the size of the steering wheel a few big, which prevents active driving. The instrument panel in the Volvo C30 concise and easy to read. The same can be said about “soaring” console-mounted audio controls and air conditioning system. Despite the large number of different kinds of keys, difficulties with the configuration work required functions should arise, and for adjusting the air flow corresponds to already known by other models of Volvo, “sitting man”. Although the Swedes and position as the C30 sports coupe, the back can comfortably arranged two adult passengers. However, access to the second row a little difficult opening. With even greater challenges faced wishing to baby sit in a special chair. By the way, such as the back of the sofa in the Volvo C30 is not – instead, the designers chose to organize two separate seats that can be folded individually. In this way, the useful volume of the small 233-liter luggage compartment can be increased to more impressive 480 liters. In the course of the Volvo C30 meets the best standards of premium class hatchbacks. Of course, cars packaged 1.6-liter engine is not different “gun” dynamics, while the 2.0-liter engine produces 145 hp It may already be sure to please its owner overclocking. At the top of the motor C30 range is the 2.5-liter turbocharged T5. The same machine, but with a different degree of boost is set to “charged” Ford Focus RS. With this engine Volvo C30 transfer any top hundred within 6.7 seconds after the start and top speed of 235 km/h. Regardless of the power unit, hatchback perfectly controlled. This is particularly noticeable for the winding country roads, where the car holds the road well, and not less confidently prescribe turns. At the same time, C30 are remote understeer, which in general is not much impact on the pleasure of driving. But domestic road for the suspension of a small Volvo is not in favor – canvas “pitted” bumpy or potholed roads makes the body noticeable tremble. During active driving car owners have to pay and decent fuel economy. Practice shows that in reality it is much higher to the manufacturer, and for each motor. The base hatchback 1600 cc engine and manual transmission in the configuration Kinetic dealers ask at least $20,100. Its equipment includes ABS, four airbags, curtain airbags, remote control central locking, air conditioning with air filtration system, a trip computer and a CD audio system. This version with an automatic will cost $37,700, while in a car with a 6-speed manual transmission dealers ask from $34,900. The main competitors are the Volvo C30, Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Volkswagen Scirocco 3 and Lexus CT 200h.