Volvo C30: Official Pictures of Production Model Leaked

An online leak which lead to the premature unveiling of nearly half a dozen of pictures has spoiled Volvo’s official presentation of it’s brand new compact hatchback, the C30. The Swedes had planned to surprise the public by unveiling the C30 next week.

Due to be launched at the Paris Motor Show in September, the C30 will broaden the Volvo range, giving the Swedes a serious contender against the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf etc.

The styling of the C30 production model remains loyal to the homonymous design concept presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January.

Based on the Volvo S40 / V50 platform (which in turn, is based on the Ford Focus generation II platform), the C30 will be available with the same engine range that include 4 & 5cylinder motors (1,6, 1,8 & 2,4 litre). While the C30 design concept was equipped with a 260 Hp 5cylinder 2.4 turbo, the top production version is said to wear the Ford Focus 2.5 Turbo engine that will produce about 220 Hp.

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