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Volvo C30

Model Update

Arguably the best looking hatch in Australia, the new Volvo C30 has all the goods to pamper and excite.

Inside the cabin, the C30 has tactile materials, stylish design and superb comfort for four. You’ll find that the Scandinavian design is beautiful and ergonomic. Satellite navigation, surround sound, electrics, folding rear seats and premium safety are just some of the goodies available.

Prices start from as low as 35k for the 2.4S. And even this model is quick on the road and sure-footed in its handling. Need top fuel efficiency? Then the 1.6DRIVe has it. This is a turbo-diesel capable of below 4 litres/100 km fuel usage. The 2.0D is also a nice drive. However, if you want thrills, then the T5 and the T5 R-Design will bring the wide grins!

Volvo in Australia has always held a reputation of being a desirable marque to own and drive. No more true is this than when Volvo currently offers the discerning driver a wonderful array of tantalizing models. One of the best buys in the small car market would have to be the exciting Volvo C30.

The smooth and purposeful stance gives an indication that the swooping lines mean something very exciting, and highly capable, lies underneath the low bonnet line. From every angle the new Volvo C30 has superb lines that inspire the imagination to run wild. Without a doubt, the very distinctive look of the Volvo C30 sets it well apart from the more drab automotive designs on the road.

In Australia, there are four very competitively priced Volvo C30 models available.

As you would expect, when you travel in a Volvo you and your family and friends will travel with the world’s foremost leading edge passive and active safety mechanisms on board. This will give you an assurance that you are travelling in the best automotive safety design possible. A reinforced passenger compartment, an energy-absorbing frontal structure, the Side-Impact Protection System (SIPS), Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), head restraints for all seats, safety belts with pre-tensioners, anti-submarining protection, dual-stage airbags, driver and front passenger side-impact airbags, an inflatable curtain (IC) and energy-absorbing interior are some of the safety options on offer.

In the Volvo C30, you will be seated in premium seats that are also among the most comfortable you will find anywhere. Sculptured nicely, the elegantly crafted seats fit perfectly to your body’s curves – meaning that the essential ingredients for making a journey safe and relaxing are already provided before the sprightly Volvo C30 engines are fired up. So many items are available to the Volvo C30’s occupants as standard that you hardly need any optional extras! Perhaps the hardest thing you will need to do is to choose between the Volvo C30 S, LE, D5 and T5 models. Every version has, as standard, the excellent Volvo IDIS Intelligent Driver Information System, trip computer, remote-controlled central locking system, immobiliser and theft-protected locks, in-car entertainment audio system with CD player and MP3/WMA functionality that is controlled from a leather bound steering wheel, an AUX input jack, and a superb electronic climate control that keeps one’s mood calm, cool and collected – as the old saying goes.

All models boast grippy and refined handling that is beautifully fluent. The Volvo C30 T5 is the thoroughbred in the line-up, and it is very capable of upsetting the ego of owners driving rival marques. The Volvo C30 T5 has, ready at one’s toes, 169 kW and an amazing 320 Nm of torque right across an rpm range of 1500–5000 rpm! Put the C30 T5 under the pump through the corners and gun down the straights, and you will understand why the T5 covers the ground and outguns many larger and more expensive machines on the road. The diesel engine is also torquey, and yet has class leading refinement with an open road fuel economy of just 5.4 litres/100 km. You might find it hard to believe, but the Volvo C30 D5 is only 20 km/h short of the T5 240 km/h top speed. Yes, that’s impressive!

Whatever the engine variant you end up choosing to drive, the new Volvo C30 is special and, rest assured, the Swede beauty will provide you with a superbly satisfying drive.

The current model series includes the:

  • Volvo C30 2.4 S
  • Volvo C30 2.4 LE
  • Volvo C30 T5
  • Volvo C30 D5

For any more information on the Volvo C30, 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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