2011 Volvo C30 Hatchback
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Volvo C30 Hatchback
With room for four, a sport-tuned suspension and styling reminiscent of Volvo's 1800ES of the 1970s, the 2011 Volvo C30 appeals to a wide range of buyers. And just because it's fun doesn't mean it can't be responsible; Volvo's reputation for safety and reliability puts it at the top of its class among other small cars priced under $30k.
What's new for 2011?
For 2011, the Volvo C30 sees updated interior and exterior styling. The entire front clip is new, including the soft nose, front fenders, grille, headlights and front spoiler, helping to differentiate the car from Volvo's other models. The grille itself is larger, as is the trademark Volvo emblem, and it uses a new pattern specific to the C30 line. Out back, several black plastic panels have been replaced with body colored pieces and some of the body contours have been exaggerated. The T5 R-design returns for 2011, featuring a new body kit and retuned suspension and steering systems aimed at making the car better balanced and much more responsive than past models.
- Sporty driving feel, turbocharged 5-cylinder engine, compact size, Volvo-standard safety and reliability.
The two-door C30 is a 2-door premium compact featuring a prominent glass rear hatch like the 1800ES wagon of the early 1970s. It's the smallest car available in Volvo's lineup and 2011 sees several major exterior styling updates to help differentiate it from Volvo's S40 sedan and V50 wagon. A completely new front end with a unique grille, headlights and front bumper has been added, and in the rear, black plastic panels have been replaced with painted pieces that can either be had in body color or in a contrasting hue.