Volvo C30

Volvo C30 ( 2006-2009)

The Volvo C30 is a compact car, with which the Swedish car manufacturer Volvo undertook to re-enter this class of vehicle. As an indirect predecessor of the Volvo C30 produced from early 1986 to summer 1995 480 may apply.

The model has been made ​​since the end of 2006 by the Volvo Cars Gent NV in Gent, Belgium. Additionally Since 2008 the production of the model for local markets in the Malay Shah Alam at the Swedish Motor Assemblies Sdn. Bhd. ..

In December 2012, the production of the C30 was discontinued.


The drawn from Volvo exterior designer Simon Lamarre study Volvo C30 Design Concept was unveiled in early 2006 at the Detroit Motor Show. It corresponds in its design largely the come on the market in late 2006 production model.

In the study, a five-cylinder turbocharged engine with a displacement of 2.4 liters and an output of 191 kW was (260 hp) at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 Nm from 2100 rpm installed.


Outside is provided of the four-seater with the brand's typical " broad shoulders " and the grille with diagonal cross bar and Volvo logo.

The peculiarities of the Swedish Golf competitors include the rear end, with its dark glass tailgate, reminiscent of the Volvo P1800 ES, also known as " Snow White's Coffin ". The relatively small total length of the Volvo C30 of 4.25 meters of the trunk is relatively small.

In 2007, the C30 was awarded the Red dot award awarded in the category " product design".


At the IAA in Frankfurt, the revised C30 was introduced, which was from November 2009 the merchants.

The front design was revised and the vehicle got up leaking headlights, larger air intakes and a honeycomb grille as in the style of the XC60.

Rear view

Volvo C30 T5 ( 2009-2012 )


  • All destined for the German market diesel engines come standard with a particulate filter. Within the EU, diesel are used without particulate filters.
  • The engines come from different companies (Volvo (all 5 -cyl.), PSA Group (4-cyl. Diesel), Ford / Mazda 4 cyl. Gasoline )
  • There are also limited to 250 units series of Volvo C30 Electric with electric motor.


  • 2009: Top Safety Pick 2010