2012 Volvo C30 Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2012 Volvo C30

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The 2012 Volvo C30 is unique in that it is a hatchback that’s only available in a practical three-door bodystyle.

is set to finally unveil a more V40 spin-off with five though there’s a strong that it won’t be offered in the

Nevertheless, if you can live with the three-door body of the C30, the car has a lot to especially in terms of style, and Swedish charm.

Here in the the vehicle is offered exclusively a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder The engine’s peak output is a a hatch–227 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of and it can be matched to either a standard manual transmission or optional automatic. We suggest sticking the automatic as it offers smooth and shifts while the manual is a bit

Power delivery is smooth and and the C30’s sporty tuning make the most of it. This is true for the … C30 R-Design which in addition to some and equipment upgrades also with a host of chassis Stiffer bushings allow for precise steering and the steering is lower, giving 10 percent response to driver input.

Spring stiffness is also by 30 percent on the C30 R-Design and the car’s dampers and roll stabilizers been made stiffer.

The of all that performance is fuel which rates at 21/29 mpg for the most fuel efficient Note, all models come front-wheel drive exclusively.

Inside, Volvo’s trademark center stack features and is by some premium elements as aluminum door handles, leather trim, a climate and a preferred package with wipers and headlight washers. The package adds a sporty Pirelli tires, xenon HID and a hard-drive-based nav system with traffic.

For taller drivers, the C30’s low roofline and rakish design result in a shortage of headroom–if six feet or over you may find surprisingly short on space. there are two rear seats they’re snug and scaled-down and kept for children.

Overall, the level of performance, we think the C30 makes great sense its reasonable $24,950 starting

For more details on the 2012 C30, including a close look at the safety, styling, quality, and check out the full review on our site The Car Connection .

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