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For your viewing pleasure we've stitched together this video of the upcoming Volvo C30 hatchback that will be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September and have to say that this little hatch looks even better while in motion than it does in a snapshot. Though the comments have been somewhat divided as to whether the C30 is attractive or absolutely heinous, we dig it and are looking forward to seeing it in person at the Paris show. We're particularly interested in testing out the back seat, as neither pictures nor this video reveal how comfortable the second row of seats will be.

As a side note, we received an email today from Volvo inviting us to check out the brand at this year's SEMA show. Front and center in the email was a picture of the C30, indicating that Volvo may be aiming at the aftermarket with its new hatch.

(For all the official info released so far on the Volvo C30, check out our previous post here)

[Source: Volvo]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      i really dont believe it can go up to 260 mph.
      • 8 Years Ago
      @7

      Don't doubt the power of a cold-air intake. Add some vinyls and a 3 foot wing, and it'll be pushing 900hp on the dyno.


      NOTE: These estimations based on the current Scion line-up when riced, and their owners' "claims."
      • 8 Years Ago
      i agree with #6, the front looks too similar to the S40. they should've taken some risks, change it up a bit, made it a little more agressive. but that's kinda nitpicking, because i still like it, that rear is great. now...just give me the T5 AWD version, just like the concept, and i'm sold!

      and what's with that music?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love it except the rear looks like it should still be refined a bit more before it's released for public consumption. The glass seems to sink in a little...like the car was cut and there's still a little bit missing..
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it's a combination of all good Volvo design elements.

      In fact, take a look at that hatch. It's about the same shape as the one on a 240. Talk about heritage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who wouldn't want to drive a Swede with a totally tight ass like that. HOT!

      I don't know who the nitwits are that say Americans can't stand hatchbacks. That thing is sex on wheels. So was the MINI Cooper S, but this is WAY sexier.

      Good for Volvo. The teachers car becomes the teacher's assistant's car. Nice.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's a fine looking car right there. I've always loved the 1800ES that this car was inspired by.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love the back the side profile but the front looks like its been grafted on from a much larger car and makes the C30 look unbalanced. Volvo should have taken more liberties with its corporate front end design and continued the adventurous design all the way to the nose.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I dig the rear fenders. They seem more pronounced than on other current Volvos. Almost like... dare I say it . . . FINS! Are we witnessing the rebirth of the tail fin! Or maybe Volvo just hired a bunch of workers from Finland.
      Anyways, it had a HUGE tachometer. I think it would make a good tuner, so get going aftermarket!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "7. i really dont believe it can go up to 260 mph."

      You _are_ kidding, right?

      #8, uhhhh... yaaaa...

      • 8 Years Ago
      Part mini-cooper, part GTi, all volvo
      • 8 Years Ago
      not a big fan of the rear. goatse anyone?
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