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What's New: 2008 Volvo C30

What's New: 2008 Volvo C30


The Volvo C30 is all new for the 2008 model year. Listed below are a few of the new C30's highlights.


  • 227-horsepower turbocharged inline-5 cylinder engine that produces 236 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm.
  • Volvo's first-ever Custom Build ordering process allows for up to 17 different exterior color choices and 12 interior combinations.
  • The C30 is available in Version 1.0 and Version 2.0.
  • At 8.5 inches shorter than the Volvo S40 sport sedan, the new C30 is about 320 lbs. lighter than its sedan counterpart.
  • Use of varying grades of steel in front and at the rear help control collision intrusion into the passenger compartment.
  • Volvo Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC) System is standard on both versions.
  • Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) is standard on both versions.
  • Both versions come standard with four bucket-style seats.


Option Packages


Climate Package

Heated front seats

Headlamp washers

Rainsensor windshield wipers


Stand Alone Options

5-speed Geartronic automatic transmission

DVD-based navigation system (Version 2.0)

Power glass moon roof

Leather seating surfaces

Power Driver Seat (Version 2.0)

17" Alloy with all-season tires (Version 2.0 - no charge)

Metallic Paint

Premium Electric Silver metallic paint (Version 2.0)

Sirius satellite radio (Version 1.0)


Custom Build Options (one-time $300 charge applies)*

Bi-xenon headlights

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

Rear Park Assist

Fog lights

Cruise control

Trip computer

Power driver's seat (Version 1.0)

Power driver & passenger's seat

Soft cargo compartment cover

Hard cargo compartment cover

Electronic climate control

HomeLink garage door transmitter

Auto-dim rearview mirror


Wood décor inlays

Virtual White inlays

Sport steering wheel

Sport handbrake lever

Aluminum pedals

Rear armrest


*A complete list of Custom Build options may be found on the Pricing tab

C30, 2008
Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.