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Volvo V30

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo is working on a bigger and more practical brother for the C30 in the form of a five-door hatchback V30 model which will go head-to head with cars like the Ford Focus and the VW Golf, along with more expensive models like the Audi A3 Sportback, Mercedes A-Class and the BMW 1-Series.

The guys from Auto Express took a few spy shots with a prototype undergoing some tests in Sweden and although as you can see it has a lot of camouflage on it, you can clearly make out the Volvo badge on the front grille while the entire front end seems to have borrowed a few design cues from the S60. Out in the back we notice a practical tall roofline so we should expect to see a decent amount of headroom for the passengers sitting in the back. The car is expected to get LED rear taillights as the ones seen in this prototype.

Volvo V30

The car is most likely based on a modified version of the S60 front-wheel drive platform which means that the upcoming V30 will be a little bit bigger than the C30, featuring a longer wheelbase for additional rear space. Most likely, the car will borrow the engines from the aforementioned C30 and the S60 so expect to see a bunch of diesels as well as a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Probably Volvo will offer a low-emission start/stop DRIVe model that will have CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km.

Volvo V30

The brand new Volvo V30 is scheduled to make its official debut in March 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale that summer with a starting price of somewhere around 18,000 pounds. Being a Volvo, it will probably come loaded with a lot of safety equipment, including blind spot warning and low-speed crash mitigation systems.

Although the model is known within the company as the V30, we don’t know for sure if the official model will be this one. Volvo will continue to sell the 3-door C30 that received a facelift about 18 months ago. The Swedish car manufacturer will launch in 2012 the V60 Plug-in Hybrid.

Source: Auto Express

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