Volvo Car UK has announced the first details of the new Volvo C30 SportsCoupe. Offering a radical new frontal and rear appearance and available with an all-new Sports chassis, the new C30 looks set to capitalize on the success of its predecessor. The new Volvo C30 will be unveiled to the world at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will go into production this November.
Major Exterior Changes
The front of the Volvo C30 has been redesigned giving the car a radical new appearance. Body panel changes, including the wings and bonnet, create a distinctive personality whilst closely aligning it to the S60 Concept and recently announced new C70.
"The front of the Volvo C30 has become more dramatic and expressive. The angled lines of the front bumper together with the new headlamps, which are drawn offset and up, reinforce the impression of speed and sportiness," says Fedde Talsma, Exterior Chief Designer at Volvo Cars.In the grille sits the new, larger iron mark, as seen in the rest of the Volvo range. The air intake has also been enlarged and resembles the intake in the XC60. The grille also has a new honeycomb pattern, unique to the C30.Although the biggest design changes have taken place at the front, the rear also sports a similar range of updates, including a new color-coded rear valance that is available in body color or, to add a dramatic twist, in a contrasting color.
Other new exterior features include the introduction of a vibrant Orange Flame Metallic color, visible exhaust tailpipes in the T5 and D5 models, two new wheel options, including a striking white wheel alternative and the choice of five different colors on the lower trim from the new C30 Contrast Color Collection, such as Blackcurrant, Java and Shadow Blue.
New Expressive Accessory Styling Kit
A new accessory styling kit has been introduced to give the Volvo C30 even more sporting attitude. The kit includes foglamp dcor, a front skidplate, side scuff plates and a rear skidplate with an aluminum look. For D5 and T5 variants, two 90 mm tail pipes in polished stainless steel are added to highlight the powerful engine.
Matching Interior Updates
The new Volvo C30 also offers a range of new interior options. There is now an all-new color combination, Espresso/Blond, consisting of a dark brown upper section and a blond, fresh shade on the lower door sides. The blond tone is a grey/beige color and is an expression of Volvo's strong Scandinavian design tradition. The Espresso/Blond interior gives customers the opportunity to specify the new, bright accent colors, which include orange, green and blue in the fabrics, as well as a new Cranberry color for leather upholstery."We want to give customers the opportunity to decide for themselves what their car looks like. The new C30 gives them a range of fresh, modern style cues in terms of color and fabric to choose between," explains Maria Uggla, Program Chief Designer Color & Trim at Volvo Cars.