The C30, a compact, three-door, four-passenger vehicle offered by Volvo Cars of Canada Corp., receives a new trim strategy for the 2010 model year to simplify the purchase process. The C30 will be offered in an entry-level 2.4i trim, the high-content 2.4i Premium and the range-topping T5; an R-Design option will be available with the 2.4i Premium and T5.
The C30 2.4i will start at $27,695 and come well equipped with a 2.4-litre, 5-cylinder engine producing 168-horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque and a 5-speed manual transmission. Features include 16" alloy wheels, T-Tec seating surfaces, heated seats, an 8-speaker CD audio system with auxiliary input, steering-wheel audio controls, air conditioning and fog lights. Optional features are limited to a 5-speed automatic transmission ($1,500).
The C30 2.4i Premium starts at $31,995 and adds a sunroof, power driver seat with memory, electronic climate control, aluminum interior inlays, leather steering wheel and gear shift knob, headlamp washers, retractable side-view mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass, Bluetooth, Homelink and satellite radio. The sole Tech Package ($1,900) adds keyless entry and drive, Blind Spot Information System and a Premium Sound System with Dolby Pro-Logic II Surround processing, 12 DynAudio speakers and a 650-watt amplifier. Stand-alone options include a 5-speed automatic transmission ($1,500), leather seating surfaces ($1,500), 17" alloy wheels ($1,000) and a 6-disc CD changer ($600).
The R-Design package ($4,500) adds the following features to the 2.4i Premium: a full exterior styling kit including a rear spoiler, dual Xenon headlights, 18" alloy wheels, combination leather and T-Tec seating surfaces, R-Design emblems inside and outside the vehicle, chrome mirror caps, sport dials and pedals, a unique steering wheel, aluminum inlays and R-Design floor mats.
The top-of-the-line C30 T5 starts at $36,995 and adds a 227-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine producing 236 lb.-ft. of torque and connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. The T5 also adds dual Xenon headlights, 17" alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces, the Volvo Blind Spot Information System, aluminum gear shift knob and steering wheel and metallic paint. Options include a 5-speed automatic transmission ($1,500) and a 6-disc CD changer ($600). The only option package is a Tech Package ($2,995) that includes keyless entry and drive, a Premium Sound system and a navigation system with real-time traffic updates.
With the T5, the $3,700 R-Design package adds: a full exterior styling kit including a rear spoiler, 18" alloy wheels, combination leather and T-Tec seating surfaces, R-Design emblems inside and outside the vehicle, chrome mirror caps, sport dials and pedals, a unique steering wheel, aluminum inlays and R-Design floor mats.
Big car safety in compact form
Volvo Cars has been dedicated to safety research since its founding in 1927. In developing the protective, preventive and personal security systems in its vehicles, the company's engineers utilize a combination of research conducted at more than 35,000 real-world collisions involving 50,000 occupants, virtual crash tests and tests conducted at the Volvo Cars Safety Centre in Sweden.
Safety, regardless of the trim chosen, remains paramount in the C30. A long list of systems include a full complement of airbags, the unique Volvo Whiplash Protection System and a body structure composed of four kinds of steel to distribute collision energy around the passenger compartment. To help avoid a collision, the C30 includes a Dynamic Stability and Traction Control System and braking aids such as ABS and Electronic Brake Force Distribution.
Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Göteborg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 41 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The company's product range includes the stylish and sporty C30, the elegant C70 hardtop convertible, the compact S40 sedan, the S80 flagship sedan and the versatile V50 and V70 wagons. For customers looking for a Volvo vehicle with all-road capability, the company offers the versatile XC60 crossover - equipped with City Safety as standard equipment - as well as the XC70 and XC90.
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