• Sep 15, 2006


George over at Swedespeed posted this shot of a what appears to be a base Volvo C30 in the wild. Well, it's on the verge of being released into the wild anyway. The blue hatchback was spied with two of its siblings in the parking lot at the Volvo delivery center in Gothenborg, Sweden. The wheels look kind of flower-power funky.

The post also passes on a few rumors: the initial run of C30s may be limited to turbocharged FWD models, and all of the early production is slated for the European market. North America is unlikely to see the C30 until the summer of 2007 as a 2008 model.

[Source: Swedespeed]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      The wheels look like flowers.

      The car itself is smooth, slick, and attractive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "like all Ford products this vehicle will come up short.

      Posted at 11:37AM on Sep 15th 2006 by Gary Lowe 0 stars"

      -If that is what YOUR always going to think, then yes the vehicle will always come up short.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweet! Wish we could have that nice thang. Finally a small car that doesn't look like a box. This car is almost as surprising as the new Hyundai Accent 3 door - in an upper level trim that car was sharp looking - what a surprise for a Hyundai!

      Go Volvo! Saab looks absolutely awful compared to what Ford has done with Volvo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks a bit like a Fiat Stilo, if you ask me...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I was going to buy another MINI Cooper to replace the one I have, when the time comes.

      It looks like I will have to make a detour by the Volvo dealer to check this car out.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks nice! Reminds me of the old Civic SI with a Volvo front. I bet it will sell well once it gets here. Now if only Volvo could do something about their quality problems!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't beleive Volvo made a car so beautiful. I knew they make luxury cars, but this C30 is so nice.

      http://www.auto-power-girl.com/
      • 8 Years Ago
      hehe I like it. If anything though it looks like they slapped the S40 front end on a much smaller car, so the hood looks a bit long and the headlights a bit large (though I think they look a bit large on the S40 as well).

      Overall a well executed car though. I'd buy one if I wasn't so happy with my current hatch/wagon.

      These are supposed to be like 26-27k base price, right? It does seem a bit steep but I guess compared to the A3 it isn't that bad. I think the A3 styling kills the C30 though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      either you guys dont have nice hatches over there or ur a bunch of volvo lovers... that car is not nice.. alfa 147 is nice. ford focus st is nice. golf gti is nice. volvo c30 is not nice.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whatever FORD has nothing to do with VOLVO except some funding. Ford likes to rip off all the good ideas Volvo comes up with and uses them for ford products. Lets hope its stays the this way or we will have another Jaguar situation.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes to all the previous comments but like Volkswagen who makes well designed vehicles that rank 37 out of 38 on the JDPower reliable tests. What about build quality and trouble free driving pleasure. I have a sense, like all Ford products this vehicle will come up short.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I want one. Bring this car to the U.S.
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