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Four-door Volvo C30 spotted... call it V30?

Don't let this test vehicle's proportions deceive you – there's stretched Volvo C30 architecture under all of that cladding. Yes, Volvo is working on expanding its C30 range with the addition of this, the upcoming V30, set to rival the Audi A3 and recently redone BMW 1 Series hatchback in Europe. There's also a high-riding crossover variant, tentatively dubbed XC30 (go figure) in the cards. The V30 will launch along side or shortly after the next-generation C30 hatch, and this prototype previews the new 30 family's design. In front, we can see smaller, more angular headlamps that... Read More

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    Video: Polestar says goodbye to Volvo C30 in video tribute
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    The Volvo C30 was put to its eternal bed a few months ago, but the tuners at Polestar have a little more eulogizing to do. The Swedish house of speed that has raced and reworked the little hatch since its introduction in 2006 wants the world to know what they've been through together, so it has encapsulated seven years of around-the-world action into ...

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    Review: 2013 Volvo C30 R-Design Polestar Limited Edition [w/video]
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    Last Hurrah Comes and Goes In A Hurry It isn't very often that we drive a new car that's already out of production, but that's exactly what has happened with this 2013 Volvo C30. After years of sluggish sales in the North American market, the last C30 quietly rolled off the assembly line back in December. But before that happened, Volvo decided to send ...

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    Report: Volvo latest Euro carmaker to cut production, workers
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    Amidst economic turmoil, the less-than-stellar news continues to develop in Europe. In the context of automobile industry, Belgium appears to be the latest region to feel the effects of the crisis, as Volvo has announced it will reduce production in its Ghent facility in 2013. The Volvo assembly plant currently produces the S60, XC60, C30 and V40 models. ...

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    Confirmed: Volvo takes final orders for C30, production ends this December
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    According to an Autoblog reader with access to Volvo's internal dealer site, the Swedish automaker has officially notified its dealers that North American production of the C30 will cease in December. It's not exactly a surprise – the C30 disappeared from Volvo's Swedish website months ago and C30 forum users have been discussing the end of the ...

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    Official: 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition of 250 not coming to Canada
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    Volvo is adding a bit of exclusivity to its C30 hatchback for the 2013 model year by offering a special Polestar Limited Edition model in the United States. And we do mean limited – only 250 of the Rebel Blue hatches will be offered, boasting upgraded performance (sort of) and a whole host of standard kit. We say "sort of" because, well, the ...

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    Report: Could Volvo be contemplating Mini rival?
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    Up or down? That's the question about which way Volvo is going to take its brand: solidly into premium, full-size sedan luxury or into a smaller near-premium offering to challenge what is, right now, a very hot segment. Most of the chatter has centered around the former option, with Volvo declaring it would go for the top luxury guns, a patent filing ...

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    Rumormill: Volvo nixing C30 in favour of five-door V30?
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    %Gallery-136248% The Volvo C30 is nearing the end of its lifecycle and that means Volvo can take its compact hatch in one of two directions: plug on with a three-door variant or make a more spacious five-door to compete with the Audi A3. According to Autobild and based off these previous spy shots, Volvo plans to go the latter route, with a new ...

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    Four-door Volvo C30 spotted... call it V30?
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    Don't let this test vehicle's proportions deceive you – there's stretched Volvo C30 architecture under all of that cladding. Yes, Volvo is working on expanding its C30 range with the addition of this, the upcoming V30, set to rival the Audi A3 and recently redone BMW 1 Series hatchback in Europe. There's also a high-riding crossover variant, ...

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    Official: Volvo to launch new performance line with production C30 PCP
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    If you ever looked at those old Volvo ads that suggested their station wagons were the next logical step up from a Lotus, well, you can stop snickering. Sure, it may still be a long shot, but Volvo appears to be getting serious about offering performance-oriented automobiles. A couple of weeks ago, we brought you a report that indicated Volvo was ...

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    Solid start to the touring car season for Volvo Polestar Racing
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    Last year, Volvo's factory-backed Polestar Racing team clinched the title in the Swedish Touring Car Championship. Based on that success, the Swedish outfit elected to bump up its efforts to challenge for the World Touring Car Championship, all the while fighting to defend its national title back home where the Swedish series has merged with the Danish ...