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By Cars.com Staff
June 22, 2012
Volvo brought a dose of style to the premium hatchback segment with the introduction of the C30 a few years ago. The four-seat C30 is based on Volvo's now-discontinued S40 sedan. The C30 competes with other small, premium cars like the Volkswagen GTI and Mini Cooper S. New for 2013 All models now come standard with headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers. A new Premier trim level includes a power sunroof and a power-adjustable driver's seat with a memory feature. Exterior The C30 received a larger grille for 2011 that resembles the one on Volvo's XC60 crossover and imparts a contemporary look. One of the more interesting design elements of the two-door C30 is its glass hatch. Volvo says it lends an open feel to the interior; bystanders can see the center dashboard controls from behind. Exterior features include:
Standard headlight washers and rain-sensing wipers
Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
17-inch wheels on T5
18-inch wheels on T5 R-Design
Interior Volvo says four adults can fit inside the compact C30. Rear bucket seats are positioned slightly inward of the front seats, allowing more forward visibility. In front, the dashboard has an ultra-thin center panel that incorporates climate and audio controls. Interior features include:
Cloth seats standard, leather seats optional
Standard dual-zone climate control
Standard CD stereo with an auxiliary jack
Standard trip computer
Upgraded stereo optional
Optional navigation system with real-time traffic data
Backseat folds forward
Under the Hood The front-drive C30 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder engine. Mechanical features include:
227 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque
Six-speed manual standard
Five-speed automatic optional
Safety Safety features include:
Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
Standard traction control
Standard electronic stability system
Standard active front head restraints
Optional blind spot warning system
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