• Sep 2, 2009
Now that a series of images of Volvo's refreshed C70 hardtop convertible have hit the interwebs, the enterprising group at Swedespeed have put together an interesting preview of the C30 hatchback, a model that is expected to get a similar revitalization.
Up front is likely to be a new fascia that mimics the changes made to the C70. As such, expect a larger, more shapely grille flanked by blocky, upright head lamps that sweep well back into the front fenders. In the rear, the changes figure to be far less dramatic, with Swedespeed projecting alternations including a larger Volvo script across the trademark rear glass hatch along with LED tail lamps and a smoother rear bumper.

Expect to see both the 2010 Volvo C30 and C70 hardtop convertible make their official debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.

[Source: Swedespeed]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the new look and think it carries over well, but I have only seen 1 on the road since it came out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's sexy! But I hope they price it in the low-20s....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Always liked the C30, fingers crossed that someday they will make a true R model.
      • 5 Years Ago
      2010.5 refresh? As the 2010 c30 models are already on volvo lots sans new front fascia...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't let facts get in the way of freewheeling speculation based on no evidence.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the C30, but they're aiming too high by making it turbocharged-only in North America. If they could bring a NA 5-cylinder version over and price it just under 20 grand, it could expand the market.
        • 5 Years Ago
        We have a 2.4 atmo in North-America, they sell it in Canada. Problem is, like most cars in here, it's well overpriced : 27,700 for the atmo, 32,200 for the T5. Just like how a S2000 cost 50k, a 350z was 50k (370z is 40k, still...), a base 911 is 100k, a base boxster is 60k, a Cooper S is 30k... and so on, and so on... Not talking about destination charge of nearly 2k, even on cars build in Canada.

        God I can hate living in Canada sometimes...
      • 5 Years Ago
      omg no!, the current front is beautiful, looks masculine and dignified in a segment filled with "cute" i hope they don't change it make it "cuter"/girlier. the side profile near the c pillar could use some work but i think there's very little that needs change
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agree. That new melted, wilted headlight junk is LAME for Volvo. Uptight and masculine is totally cool now. Just as cars get boxier (Flex, Scion, Prius etc) it's obvious hard edges are EDGY and then Volvo gets all runny and sloppy. The current C30 is a future classic. Pity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      lets hope they put a wiper fluid nozzle in the rear windshield this time
        • 5 Years Ago
        What do you mean? They already have one on the current C30. There's definitely one on my '08.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let's hope they improved the driving performance, cause the c30 is one sweet looking car already.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How about a more performance oriented trim level? I know the T5 is capable of a lot considering the Ford Focus RS uses the same engine. Throw in AWD and you have a very good alternative to a Lancer Evolution.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've always liked the C30, this one looks pretty sporty too, I'm curious what the I5 sounds like though.
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