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…
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.
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.
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.