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Volvo announced this morning that its upcoming C30 hatchback will be priced from just $22,700 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this October. Keeping in mind that doesn't include a destination charge of $695, the pricing is clearly aggressive for this premium brand and makes the C30 Volvo's least expensive model. The base price will net you what Volvo calls a C30 Version 1.0 that comes standard with the turbocharged T5 five-cylinder producing 227 horsepower, a 160-watt stereo, 17-inch wheels, chrome exhaust tips, power windows and remote locking. Step up to the C30 Version 2.0 and you'll be paying $25,700, but will instead get a 650-watt stereo with 10 speakers and Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound, 18-inch alloy wheels, a bigger roof spoiler and the handsome sport body kit . You'll also be able to "special order" a C30 with your choice of 17 exterior and 12 interior colors, as well as 30 more accessory options.

Both cars, by the way, come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. Ordering up an automatic will add $1,250. Other accessories include a navigation system for $2,120 (comes standard on Version 2.0) and Bi-Xenon gas discharge headlights for $700. Choosing any "special order" item will ding you with a one-time $300 charge, unfortunately. While the new C30 is clearly priced aggressively, the long list of optional "special order" items means that your cost out the door will rise rather quickly.

Check out the entire price list for each option after the jump.

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PRESS RELEASE:

Volvo Announces Pricing of the New C30

New York (April 4, 2007) - Anticipation is growing as Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) today announced pricing of the exciting new Volvo C30. With a starting price of just $22,700* for the well-equipped C30 Version 1.0 and $25,700* for the C30 Version 2.0, buyers will have plenty of opportunities to exercise their Free Will when the car goes on sale this October.

With a promise to deliver a truly exhilarating driving experience, both versions of the C30 are powered by a turbocharged T5 5-cylinder engine that produces 227 horsepower. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate that the new C30 is 8.5 inches shorter and weighs around 320 pounds less than the Volvo S40 sport sedan. But while the C30 may be shorter, there is still plenty of room for four adults and all their stuff.

"The C30 has all of the features a customer shopping in this segment is looking for," noted Anne Belec, President and CEO of VCNA. "It's loaded with good looks, performance, big wheels, and a stellar audio system. Better yet, it's got 80 years of Volvo's safety heritage behind it."

The C30 Version 1.0 will feature a 160-watt MP3-ready stereo (with auxiliary jack for your MP3 player), leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, 17-inch wheels, chrome exhaust tips, power windows and remote locking. The C30 Version 2.0 adds a 650-watt stereo system with 10 speakers by Dynaudio, Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound, 18-inch alloy wheels, a larger roof spoiler and a sport body kit that includes side skirts and front and rear fascia valances.

Aptly dubbed "A Product of Free Will," the Volvo C30 will feature Volvo's most extensive list of exterior and interior colors, single options and a multitude of special-order and dealer-installed accessories. The Custom Build special orders open up 17 exterior colors and 12 interior color combinations. With so many choices, it will be hard to find any two C30s that are exactly alike, especially when the laundry list of over 30 individual options is considered.

"We think this comprehensive list of options, coupled with a list of accessory items never before offered by Volvo, is just what this customer will be looking for," noted C30 Product Manager Art Battaglia. "On the list you'll find items not even available for some cars that might be cross-shopped against C30. A special order car is just that, special."

While style and performance are important to the C30 buyer, safety remains at the cornerstone of Volvo's brand values. The new C30 features Volvo's patented front structure. Divided into zones, the frontal structure incorporates different deformation properties with the outer zones accounting for most of the deformation in a frontal collision. The more the collision forces approach the passenger compartment, the less the material is deformed. To ensure that each zone has the right characteristics, the quality of the steel has been varied. Four different types of steel are used. Apart from normal body steel, three different grades of high-strength steel are used: High Strength Steel, Extra High Strength Steel and Ultra High Strength Steel. Different steel grades also are used in the rear to help protect occupants in the event of a rear-end collision.

VCNA, part of Volvo Car Corporation in Gothenburg, Sweden, provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Volvo has been building cars with Safety in mind for 80 years. The 2007 Volvo Cars model lineup includes the award-winning S40 and its wagon counterpart the V50; the award-winning XC90; the sporty S60 sedan - including the award-winning performance sedan - S60 R and the performance wagon version - V70 R; the all-new flagship S80 luxury sedan; versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country); and, the new C70 convertible with the retractable hard top.

*Prices do not include destination charges of $695


Model Year 2008 - VOLVO C30 Price List

C30 T5 M Version 1.0
$22,700

C30 T5 M Version 2.0
$25,700

Destination Charge: $695

VOLVO reserves the right to amend any pricing at any time upon the written notification, and the Retailer agrees that it will make no claim for anticipated benefits or lost opportunity under amended pricing.


Model Year 2008 - VOLVO C30 Factory Options

C30 T5 Version 1.0

T5 Standard Specifications:
- 227 HP, 5-Cylinder Turbo
- 6-Speed Manual Transmission
- 17" Mestra Alloy Wheels
- Polished Exhaust End Pipes (2¾" diameter)
- Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC)
- Leather Steering Wheel, Gear Shift Knob
- Bauxite Dash Inlays
- High Performance Audio (160 watts, 8 Speakers)
- MP3 Compatible In-Dash Single CD
- Auxiliary Audio Input
- Kalix T-Tec Upholstery
- Height Adjustable Mechanical Seats
- Tempa Spare

Suggested Retail Price

Climate Package1

- Heated Front Seats (000011)
$450

- Headlamp Washers (000065)
$400

- Rainsensor (000370)
$175

Total Package Value
$1,025

Savings
-$350

Special Value Price
$675


Stand Alone Options
- Metallic Paint
$475

- Leather Seating Surfaces
$1,200

- Power Glass Moonroof
$1,200

- Sirius Satellite Radio (includes 6 month subscription)
$295

- Automatic Transmission w/ Geartronic
$1,250

1 If Both Climate Pkg. And Bi-Xenon Gas Discharge Headlamps (Special Order Option) Are Ordered Together, Climate Pkg. Drops The Headlamp Washers And The Total Price For Both The Climate Pkg. And The Bi-Xenon Headlamps Is Reduced To Net $956/MSRP $1,112 excluding Custom Build charge.

VOLVO reserves the right to amend any pricing at any time upon the written notification, and the Retailer agrees that it will make no claim for anticipated benefits or lost opportunity under amended pricing.


Model Year 2008 - VOLVO C30 Factory Options

C30 T5 Version 2.0

Version 2.0 Car Adds:
- 18" Atreus Alloy Wheels
- Sport Ground Effects Package (Front/Rear Spoilers and Side Skirts)
- Dynamic Chassis
- Rear Roof Spoiler
- Aluminum Dash Inlays
- Polished Sport End Pipes (3½" in diamter)
- Dynaudio, 650 watt, 10-Speaker System
- Dolby ProLogic II Surround Sound
- Sirius Satellite Radio (Includes 6-month Subscription)

Suggested Retail Price

Climate Package1

- Heated Front Seats (000011)
$450

- Headlamp Washers (000065)
$400

- Rainsensor (000370)
$175

Total Package Value
$1,025

Savings
-$350

Special Value Price
$675


Stand Alone Options

- Metallic Paint
$475

- Premium Electric Silver Metallic Paint
$625

- Leather Seating Surfaces
$1,200

- Automatic Transmission w/ Geartronic
$1,250

- Power Glass Moonroof
$1,200

- 17" Alloy Wheel ZAURAK Silver Bright with Michelin all-season tire
No Charge

- VOLVO Navigational System with DVD Map Data
$2,120

1 If Both Climate Pkg. And Bi-Xenon Gas Discharge Headlamps (Special Order Option) Are Ordered Together, Climate Pkg. Drops The Headlamp Washers And The Total Price For Both The Climate Pkg. And The Bi-Xenon Headlamps Is Reduced To Net $956/MSRP $1,112 excluding Custom Build charge.

VOLVO reserves the right to amend any pricing at any time upon the written notification, and the Retailer agrees that it will make no claim for anticipated benefits or lost opportunity under amended pricing.


Model Year 2008 - VOLVO C30 Factory Options

C30 T5 Special Order Options

- Custom Build*
$300

- Bi-Xenon Gas Discharge Headlamps (Includes Headlamp Washers 000065)1
$700

- Park Assist, Rear
Yes
$400

- Dynaudio (Version 1.0 only, Standard on Version 2.0 Car)
$800

- 6-CD, In-Dash Player
Yes
$475

- Fog Lights In Front Spoiler
Yes
$295

- Cruise Control
Yes
$185

- Trip Computer
$100

- Power Driver's Seat (already included when ordering op code 000009)
$450

- Soft Load Cover
$80

- Hard Load Cover
$180

- Heated Front Seats
$450

- Rainsensor
$175

- Headlamp Washers
$400

- Load Protection Net
$145

- P. Driver/Pass Seat
$900

- Tailgate Spoiler (Version 1.0 only, Standard on Version 2.0 Car)
$200

- Keyless Drive
$450

- Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)
$200

- Navigation (Version 1.0 only, Standard on Version 2.0 Car)
$2,120

- Ash Tray and Cigarette Lighter
$25

- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
$695

- Dynamic Chassis (Version 1.0 only, Standard on Version 2.0 Car)
$275

- Laminated Front Glass
$300

- Virtual White Inlay
$100

- Wood Décor inlay
$210

- Electronic Climate Control
$250

- Homelink
$225

- Auto Dimming In Rear View Mirror
$150

- Bottle/Waste bin Holder
$25

- Auto Dimming & Compass In Rear View Mirror
$250

- Alarm
$200

- Tire Repair Kit
$150

- Aluminum Inlays (Version 1.0 only, Standard on Version 2.0 Car)
$150

- Sport Steering Wheel with Aluminum Inlay
$150

- Sport Gearshift Knob with Aluminum Inlay
$100

- Leather Handbrake
$25

- Rear Armrest
$40

- Power Retractable Rearview Mirrors with puddle lights
$250

16" Alloy Wheel CALIGO 205/55 R16
$25

17" Alloy Wheel ZAURAK Silver Bright 205/50 R17 (Version 1.0 only, "Regular" option on Version 2.0 Car)
$300

17" Alloy Wheel SCOTIA 205/50 R17 (Pricing for Version 1.0 only)
$300

17" Alloy Wheel SCOTIA 205/50 R17 (Pricing for Version 2.0 only)
$25

17" Alloy Wheel ZAURAK Chrome 205/50 R17 (Pricing for Version 1.0 only)
$995

17" Alloy Wheel ZAURAK Chrome 205/50 R17 (Pricing for Version 2.0 only)
$25

17" Alloy Wheel MESTRA 205/50 R17 (Version 2.0 only, Standard on Version 1.0 Car)
$25

- Special Order Solid Paint
$25

- Special Order Metallic
$475

- Special Order Premium Paint
$625

- Special Order Kalix Upholstery
$100

- Special Order Leather Upholstery
$1,200

* There is a one-time charge applied to any vehicle which includes any special order feature. This one-time charge is applied whether the car includes one special order feature or several.

1 If Both Climate Pkg. And Bi-Xenon Gas Discharge Headlamps (Special Order Option) Are Ordered Together, Climate Pkg. Drops The Headlamp Washers And The Total Price For Both The Climate Pkg. And The Bi-Xenon Headlamps Is Reduced To Net $956/MSRP $1,112 excluding Custom Build charge.

VOLVO reserves the right to amend any pricing at any time upon the written notification, and the Retailer agrees that it will make no claim for anticipated benefits or lost opportunity under amended pricing.