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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.
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:
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:
Under the Hood
The front-drive C30 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder engine. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include:
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