First Look At The New Volvo C30 - For The Busy Urban Lifestyle

Volvo C30

Here are the first photographs of one of the year’s most talked about new cars - the Volvo C30.

A sporty design, two doors, four individual seats and a glass tailgate give the Volvo C30 a unique style and character that will attract new Volvo buyers. The new Volvo C30 will be unveiled to the world at the Paris Motor Show in September and is due to arrive in UK showrooms at the turn of the year.

“The new Volvo C30 is a cool car. A car that aims for a group of young singles, or couples, with busy urban lives. These people prioritise excitement in design and driving characteristics, and this car is designed to suit their taste and lifestyle,” says Fredrik Arp, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.

Dynamic design. Individual style

The design of the production-ready model closely resembles the Volvo C30 Design Concept, which was first shown at the Detroit Motor Show in January this year.

In profile, the sloping roofline and distinct wheel arches give the new Volvo C30 a dynamic silhouette, enhanced by the extreme curve of the side windows as they taper towards the rear. The car’s distinctive Volvo shoulders are powerfully rounded and accentuated by the horseshoe-shaped lighting pattern around the rear lamps and glass tailgate.

“The C30 has plenty of muscle in a sporty and compact package. Anyone who recalls the Volvo SCC (Safety Concept Car) will recognise the exclusive and convenient rear tailgate. The distinctive tail lights ensure that everyone will be certain about which car is in front of them,” says Volvo Car’s Design Director Steve Mattin.

Volvo offers high-class audio systems for the new C30 - and true audiophiles can choose the ultimate Premium Sound system, with a digital 5x130W ICE Power amplifier from Alpine, Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound, and 10 Dynaudio speakers.

Room for four adults

The new Volvo C30 has room for four adults thanks to the two separate folding rear seats with generous head and leg room. The rear seats are slightly centred to provide a feeling of space and a good forward view. The space between the seats also makes Volvo’s unique, ultra-thin centre stack clearly visible through the glass tailgate.

“The new C30 is about ‘customised functionality’. Volvo will offer a lot of possibilities for personalisation and design solutions so customers can choose the type of car they want,” says Håkan Abrahamsson, the Volvo C30 project leader.

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Published : 25/07/06 Author : Melanie Carter

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