Volvo refreshes C30 for Frankfurt debut

Volvo refreshes C30 for Frankfurt debut

Volvo C30 facelift fq

As expected, Volvo has facelifted its C30 entry-level model, for the 2010 model year. The first official pictures of the refreshed Volvo have just been released ahead of the car’s upcoming debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and, not surprisingly, the updates focus mainly on the front and rear styling and are similar in nature to the modifications made to the C70 hardtop convertible (read news item).

The car has radical new appearance from the front, carving out a distinctive new personality. Fresh elements include a larger Volvo badge, new air intakes similar to those found on the XC60 crossover, and a re-designed grille. Designers have also added an ‘Orange Flame Metallic’ paint scheme, visible exhaust tailpipes on the T5 and D5 models, and two new wheel options.

The engine lineup consists of both gasoline and diesel units and ranges in displacement from a compact 1.6-litre unit to a range topping turbocharged 2.5-litre lump. The most fuel-efficient model is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel with engine stop-start technology. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual gearbox, five-speed automatic or a six-speed Powershift dual-clutch unit.

The updated C30 will be launched later this month and global sales are expected to begin early next year.

Volvo C30 facelift fq

As expected, Volvo has facelifted its C30 entry-level model, for the 2010 model year. The first official pictures of the refreshed Volvo have just been released ahead of the car’s upcoming debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and, not surprisingly, the updates focus mainly on the front and rear styling and are similar in nature to the modifications made to the C70 hardtop convertible (read news item).

The car has radical new appearance from the front, carving out a distinctive new personality. Fresh elements include a larger Volvo badge, new air intakes similar to those found on the XC60 crossover, and a re-designed grille. Designers have also added an ‘Orange Flame Metallic’ paint scheme, visible exhaust tailpipes on the T5 and D5 models, and two new wheel options.

The engine lineup consists of both gasoline and diesel units and ranges in displacement from a compact 1.6-litre unit to a range topping turbocharged 2.5-litre lump. The most fuel-efficient model is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel with engine stop-start technology. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual gearbox, five-speed automatic or a six-speed Powershift dual-clutch unit.

The updated C30 will be launched later this month and global sales are expected to begin early next year.

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