Buying a new car is a great experience for those who love their four wheeled machines. Let’s face it. Vehicles do so many tasks for us that in this modern era, we would be totally lost if cars weren’t able to cart us around so much. Our fast way of living these days seems to require so much of our time be spent on the road. It’s a good thing that Volvo know how to make a car that drives superbly, is built supremely strong and has sound reliability to back it up.
At Volvo, safety has almost been an obsession. The Scandinavian vehicles are built so well that they have always been at the forefront of automotive safety design and function. Climb aboard the delightful new Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe and you will find that even inside the smallest Volvo, there are all the premium safety features you would find in any of its larger brothers – like the big Volvo S80 series.
It all starts behind the wheel, and that is why when you drive the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe, you observe how well the car rides and holds onto the road. Minimal body roll and loads of balanced grip make for not only an entertaining drive but a secure and safe one. The brakes are extremely good, and the stopping power is spear headed with Volvo’s anti-skid braking system. In designing the Volvo C30, the engineers built the body and safety cage first, before moving on to other minor details like attaching an engine and interior trim. Volvo’s unique and highly effective Side Impact Protection System boasts strengthened doors, the ability to spread the impact across the Volvo C30’s side, whiplash protection, Volvo’s intelligent driving system – which even monitors practices that would attract the driver’s attention away from the task of driving and minimising these, and superior patented front and rear impact designs. Inside the impressively comfortable interior are dual stage front airbags for driver and front passenger, inflatable curtain airbags, side airbags and an energy absorbing interior.
Choosing a car, let alone the model can be a headache. But Volvo have such a charming variant in the C30 line-up that, for some, choosing the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe is a “no brainer”. All the Volvo C30 DRIVe models emit less carbon dioxide than the model they replace, but the new 1.6 litre turbodiesel engine is extremely economical to boot. With a combined economy figure of well above 60 mpg, the sexy C30 1.6D allows its owner to enjoy spending money somewhere other than at the pump. Aerodynamically, the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe is cutting edge and racy in its appearance. The car has a spoiler, a low suspension height and smooth underbody paneling to make the car very slippery through the air indeed.
The 1.6 litre, four cylinder diesel engine performs very well, and is responsive in the way it does business. With a maximum of 80 kW at 4000 rpm and a well rounded 240 Nm from as low as 1750 rpm, the five-speed manual gearbox and engine do a fine job of creating smooth, powerful performance that is as economical as they come. The way the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe gains speed is quite exceptional. A 0-100 km/h sprint of only 10.7 seconds, and a top speed of 190 km/h, speaks volumes of how the sparkling small turbo-diesel engine responds to the right foot.
There are few cars out there that can match the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe for driving pleasure, comfort, safety and economy. Well equipped, you will find a premium sound system, electric windows, relaxing seats, plenty of room and a stylish interior trim. Steering wheel remote buttons and optional communication packages set the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe apart as a very complete and impressive package.
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For any more information on the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!) we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Volvo dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!
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