Volvo C30 5-Door Coming in 2012

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Volvo C30 5-Door Coming in 2012

As a European automaker, its more than just a little strange that Volvo has never offered a small 5-door hatchback, considering cars like the VW Golf, Audi A3 and 5-door BMW 1 Series sell in such huge numbers overseas. True, Volvo has had the V50 for many years now, but it’s always been a bit too big for that smaller segment, and a bit too small to compete with wagon versions of the Passat, BMW 3 Series and Audi A3.

In the past Volvo had released a design sketch of a C30 5-door and now Stefan Jacoby, the company’s new CEO, has confirmed it will head into production, hitting the market in 2012.

The car is expected differentiate itself from the current C30 with a new front-fascia, and according to Jacoby it should, “express what Scandinavia stands for — high values for human beings, strong social security and welfare.” We’ll assume he means the health, happiness and prosperity type of welfare, not the hand-out from the government, food stamp, live in an urban ghetto, where’s my baby daddy type of welfare.

[Source: InsideLine]

  • AN Other

    I hear this will be rebadged as a Chevrolet in 2013!

  • Penn

    Will Volvo sell the C30 5-door in the United States?

  • adrian baker

    welcome home volvo 360 gls