2011 VOLVO C30

The Volvo C30 causes more heads to swivel than a fashion show. Most eyes are focused on the unique rear styling that sets it apart from the pack. For 2011, Volvo’s designers have given the C30 all-new front styling with a radically altered fascia, fenders, trapezoidal headlights and honeycomb grille wearing an enlarged Volvo iron mark.
This dynamic new look further emphasizes the C30’s playful appeal. Along with the angled lines of the front bumper, the new headlights, drawn offset and up, reinforce the impression of speed and sport. While the biggest changes are at the front, the contours of the rear fascia are curvier and more dynamic than before.
Orange Flame metallic is a vibrant new exterior color choice added to the C30’s already tempting array of hues. Inside the cabin, customers can select from a fresh, modern array of colors and materials. Off Black/Blonde is an all-new color combination that serves as an expression of Volvo’s strong Scandinavian design tradition.
The C30 continues to be offered in two models, the C30 T5 and T5 R-Design. A 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine develops 227 horsepower in both models. Drivers can select a standard six-speed manual transmission or opt for a five-speed “Geartronic” automatic with “Auto-stick” function.
A Sport Chassis is a new addition to the C30 T5 R-Design for 2011 providing enhanced chassis dynamics and steering reflexes. Spring stiffness has been increased by 30 percent while the dampers feature a new mono-tube design that build-up pressure quicker for 20 percent increased low-speed damping. Steering is more precise with stiffer bushings and a 10 percent quicker steering ratio.
Base model estimated mpg: 21/30
Estimated starting price: $24,600
Compiled by Motor Matters

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