The Volvo C30 is nearing the end of its lifecycle and that means Volvo can take its compact hatch in one of two directions: plug on with a three-door variant or make a more spacious five-door to compete with the Audi A3.

According to Autobild and based off these previous spy shots, Volvo plans to go the latter route, with a new stretched hatchback to take on the BMW X1, upcoming Mercedes-Benz BLK and Volkswagen Golf abroad. Slated to arrive sometime next year, the so-called V30 would pack a range of gasoline and diesel mills, maxing out with a 240-horsepower four-cylinder driving the front wheels. There's not talk of an all-wheel-drive version, but an all-electric variant that extends the capabilities and range of the C30 EV prototypes running around Europe is most certainly in the cards.


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      rllama
      • 3 Years Ago
      They can choose only one of those two options? What would happen if they tried to make a 3-door and a 5-door version? Would they incur the wrath of Thor?
        ufgrat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rllama
        Does that mean that Thor smites Volkswagen every chance he gets? They seem to have a smote-free 3 and 5 door version of the Golf... I think Volvo would be silly to get rid of their most interesting car.
          Phontsolo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ufgrat
          They would be silly. They should keep and a make it even better.
        Phontsolo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rllama
        OMG! What a revolutionary idea!! You would think that would be a common sense decision. Options? Imagine that! Car manufacturers are having a hard time understanding this simple idea.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      "a new stretched hatchback to take on the BMW X1, upcoming Mercedes-Benz BLK and Volkswagen Golf" strange car selection you have there, AB
      Drew
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm glad I got my C30 while I could. 3 doors ftw.
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bring it here, and don't forget the diesel and AWD!
        Phontsolo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        If it comes to the US it will most definitely come with out a diesel.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sad to see yet another 3 door hatch dying out. In the U.S, there are almost no three door hatches left.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Bill
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love the c30 hope to pick one up when my 2003 accent 3 door hatch craps out. And 4 door hatch will be even better. Keep the two tone color options please.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Alex740
      • 3 Years Ago
      Although not the sportiest hatch on the market, it's the by far the best design. Never owned one but was hoping the next would be a real competitor to the GTI. That said, the entry level 5 door market is one Volvo needs to be in, hopefully they can find a way to make a 3 door as well.
      sinistro79
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oddly enough, the camo on this car makes it already look better than most Volvos have been in some time. They should find a way to keep some of those Terminator-style covers on.
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll take it! But please make the uparmor package an option. I work in Baltimore.
      T0pgear
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as they keep the p1800 rear glass hatch, I've been wanting a 5 door version ever since the c30 came out.
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