Volvo developing hot hatch C30

Volvo developing hot hatch C30

Volvo C30 fq

Rumours of a Volvo hot hatch are circulating the automotive industry, the word is that the Swedish manufacturer is developing a new 300-horsepower C30 for Europe. According to early reports the new model will use the same 2.5-litre inline-five cylinder turbo engine that powers the new Ford Focus RS. But their will be differences between the two vehicles not least that the Volvo will use the Haldex all-wheel drive system, which will make it far more sure footed than the torque steering Ford.

The Volvo will be fitted out with 20-inch rims and a body kit unique to the go-fast model. To maintain exclusivity Volvo could limit production numbers to 4,500 cars worldwide, we have no idea if any will make it down here to NZ, but if it does it will be the most exciting Volvo we have seen for a long time.

Click here to read a road test of the base model C30

Volvo C30 fq

Rumours of a Volvo hot hatch are circulating the automotive industry, the word is that the Swedish manufacturer is developing a new 300-horsepower C30 for Europe. According to early reports the new model will use the same 2.5-litre inline-five cylinder turbo engine that powers the new Ford Focus RS. But their will be differences between the two vehicles not least that the Volvo will use the Haldex all-wheel drive system, which will make it far more sure footed than the torque steering Ford.

The Volvo will be fitted out with 20-inch rims and a body kit unique to the go-fast model. To maintain exclusivity Volvo could limit production numbers to 4,500 cars worldwide, we have no idea if any will make it down here to NZ, but if it does it will be the most exciting Volvo we have seen for a long time.

Click here to read a road test of the base model C30

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