Are you in the market for a smart city coupe that has a high level of safety and comfort as well as being practical and fun to drive? Cast your eye in the direction of the Volvo C30 2.4 – the latest little Swedish beauty that has everything you’ll ever need.
Unlike many small coupes, the Volvo C30 2.4 is designed to be roomy on the inside and small on the outside. What do you expect for a machine that is expected to sell well in its home country where a significant chunk of the population is made up of tall people? The Volvo C30 2.4 seats four people very comfortably indeed with ergonomically designed seats that offer plenty of side support for the front and rear, with the driver’s seat having wonderful adjustable lumbar support. The LE variant of the C30 also adds in power adjustment for the driver’s seat with a three-way memory function.
The Volvo C30 2.4 LE has leather upholstery where the S variant has cloth trim, and also adds in a High Performance audio system boasting four 40 W amplifiers and 8 loudspeakers, where the S variant has four 20 W amplifiers, which still offer crystal-clear sound that can be heard all around the interior.
But both S and LE variants of the Volvo C-30 2.4 have leather gear shift knob, leather clad steering wheel, steering wheel mounted audio controls, auxiliary input jack, CD/Radio/MP3 player, cruise control, electronic climate control with a cabin filter, cupholders in the front, plenty of storage space, and (Volvo being Volvo) all the safety features that can be crammed into a coupe.
Specifically, the safety features inside the Volvo C30 2.4 are a reinforced passenger compartment with side impact protection, all comfortably buffered by impact-absorbing crumple zones. Passengers are protected with side, front and curtain airbags, and also by the anti-submarining seats, the pretensioned seatbelts in all four seats (not just in the front, as is the case in many vehicles), and the whiplash-preventing head supports. And a warning system lets you know if anyone’s not safely buckled up. On the active safety front, the Volvo C30 2.4 has ABS brakes with Emergency Brake Assist, and the DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control) anti-skid system.
No discussion of Volvo safety features would be complete without describing the innovative IDIS system that is found in more models than just the C30 2.4. This is based on technology originally developed in world of military aviation, and it is able to analyse your driving style and detect if things are getting a little tricky. If the IDIS recognises that you are negotiating something trickier than usual, the system shuts down all potential distracters, such as the audio system, and the optional navigation and Bluetooth phone (shutting down (or shutting up) passengers is up to the driver). This allows you to concentrate on your driving. Once things calm down, the audio, etc. reactivate.
What is unique to the Volvo C30 2.4 is the five cylinder 2.4 litre fuel-injected petrol engine. This power plant offers the driver 125 kW of power to play around with, and it’s extremely responsive to the signals from the right foot thanks to superb CVVT technology. In the Volvo C30 2.4, you can choose either the five speed manual or the five-speed automatic Geartronic transmission for extra driving fun.
The C-30 comes with three exterior colours as standard – black, red and white – that would make a great canvas for corporate branding, making the Volvo C30 2.4 an excellent addition to a corporate fleet. But if you like something a bit fancier, 12 other colours (all metallic) are available as an option. All these colours are repeated on the body-coloured door handles and wing mirrors, and are tastefully complemented by the 16-inch alloy wheels and the twin chrome exhausts. The Volvo C30 2.4 is one spunky looking three-door coupe.
So why look any further? Test drive the Volvo C30 2.4 today. Your search will end here.
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For any more information on the Volvo C30 2.4, 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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