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    Volvo C30 spied

    http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enth...178.A9383.html

    "A lucky amateur spy in a small village in England managed to shoot the very first pictures showing two prototypes of the upcoming Volvo C30. The mysterious cars drove by just once and disappeared. The C30 is a new model the size of the VW Golf, and is to be built on Ford's C1 global small-car platform, which is also being used for the Ford Focus, Volvo S40 sedan and V50 wagon, and Mazda3. The C30 will be about eight inches shorter than the S40 sedan. It is a three-door hatchback coupe, and its styling is derived from Volvo's Safety Concept Car, which itself is reminiscent of Volvo's famous 1800 ES wagon.

    The C30's power is said to come from a twin-cam four-cylinder engine, although Volvo is also looking for hybrid powertrains. The C30 will become a competitor against cars like the Audi A3, BMW 1-Series, and the Golf.

    The new model will appear at the Paris auto show in the fall of 2006; production should begin late next summer at Ford's plant in Ghent, Belgium."



    http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enth...178.A9383.html

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    It looks like all the other Volvo's which isn't a bad thing. With gas prices going sky high maybe more americans might be willing to see a higher priced small car like the rest of the world does, that being it's a nice car that happens to also be fuel efficient instead of it's small so it's entry level.

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    I was waiting to see some form of a production or spy shot pic....Looks ok...I guess we'll have to wait for the unveiling....I've been following along the C30 from development for sometime as I am interested in it being an alternative to the Golf...a little more upscale with Swedish design...plus after all the options you would put in the S40 the C30 still won't pass 30k which is even more appealing.....



    ^^ I am not sure I like this picture...looks more like a 2 door wagon then actual hatch





    Looks like the kept the weird shaped rear off the concept that was based on the classic....

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    Quote Originally Posted by SonicAerio
    Looks like the kept the weird shaped rear off the concept that was based on the classic....
    Ah, the 1800ES! I knew it reminded me of something.

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    I've been following this car ever since Volvo said they are making a 2-door small coupe. I can't wait for the actual uncovered one.

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    Saab falls further behind.

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    it looks really nice, I think saab is bringing out something to compete with it as well, regardless, that's the sweetest looking volvo i've seen in awhile.

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    I Really like the looks of this Volvo C30. I hope they make a 5-door hatch version of it.

    So, this is Volvo's alternative to the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series? Nice.

    OK, so what Saab got to compete in the midsize segment? Nothing...

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    Looks pretty hot! I like the longer rear window. I think Volvo should start experimenting with a less symetric front end design, like what Audi did.
    "I cannot wait for the new fad to come along, one that doesn't involve making respectable looking cars look as though they were parked nearby when the plastic factory exploded."

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    As a hatch lover, I ougha dig that car. But somehow the front end looks like everything from S40 to S80. So it doesn't do much for me. Since I've seen that face for so long now, it's like a big-car face has been planted upon a little car's body. So it sorta eviscerates the appeal of the small car.

    I have a similar complaint about Audi's A3.

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    with everyone talking about how saab doesn't have a competitor for this, i'm surprised noone has mentioned the concept spyshot rex found:
    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/s...620#post370620

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    Quote Originally Posted by camaroman22
    with everyone talking about how saab doesn't have a competitor for this, i'm surprised noone has mentioned the concept spyshot rex found:
    https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/s...620#post370620

    It's not a Concept spyshot. It's just a photoshop work done by Rex Raider.

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    Quote Originally Posted by Kowalski
    I Really like the looks of this Volvo C30. I hope they make a 5-door hatch version of it.

    So, this is Volvo's alternative to the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series? Nice.

    OK, so what Saab got to compete in the midsize segment? Nothing...
    the 9-4x will likely be the competitor

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    Re: Volvo C30 spied

    Quote Originally Posted by IAMCANADIAN
    the 9-4x will likely be the competitor

    Actually....the 9-2x was supposed to be the entry level competitor, just I guess didn't stack up too well with all the bad press.....they should really consider giving Saab a Kappa for the 9-2(based on Nomad concept) or a highly revised delta with n/a 2.4 and Aero version with a 2.0 Turbo....


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