South Africa got a first look at the GWM C30 at last year’s Johannesburg Motor Show where the company promised that this B-segment sedan would… Read more →
This B-segment sedan makes use of the same 77 kW 1,5-litre engine that does duty in the M4. GWM claims a fuel consumption figure of… Read more →
The next six to 10 months is going to be a busy time for the local arm of Chinese manufacturer GWM. The company plans to… Read more →
Volvo has announced that after a six-year run it has ceased production of its C30 hatchback. The C30 formed an integral part of Volvoâ€™s brand… Read more →
With healthy power and torque boosts thanks to Volvo performance partner Polestar, the C30 T5 R-Design will appeal to those who want individuality and performance, but don’t want to shout about it.
Volvo’s C30 has always been one of those “nearly-there” propositions – a thoroughly capable, stylish little car often hobbled by a lack of brand cachet and an (admirable) refusal to conform to the norm. Recently, I sampled what could probably be deemed the pick of the C30 litter – the new D2 four-cylinder turbodiesel – and, despite this car’s inability to make sense on paper, I nonetheless found myself wanting one…
Volvo Cars SA recently unleashed Polestar WTCC driver Robert Dahlgren on the Kyalami race track as part of the launch of its R-Design range of S60 and V60 models. A Polestar Performance tuned V60 unit was also on hand and this Swedish racing driver set some seriously impressive lap times with it.
For Volvo, a motor company so closely associated with safety, the frenetic world of motor racing may not seem like an obvious playground… There is, however, something strangely appealing about seeing a mom’s school run car taking to the track.
No segment is sacred anymore, as the world’s auto manufacturers explore a multitude of shapes and ideas for new products. As part of Volvo’s strategy for the foreseeable future, the entry-level C30 hatchback will double as a junior SUV – much like BMW’s X1 and the forthcoming Audi A3.