Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013

Volvo C30 and C70

Volvo’s design-conscious C30 hatchback was another victim of 2013. This versatile vehicle featured unmistakable back-end styling with a unique hatch made of glass that extended down into the rear bumper cover. Its interior was just as distinctive and premium.

In ‘Murica the C30 was powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine. It could be matched to either a six-speed manual or an automatic with five forward gears.

But the C30 hatch isn’t the only Volvo that landed on the chopping block last year. The brand’s C70 convertible was axed as well. It featured a complicated though very sturdy retractable hard-top. Two versions of the company’s 2.5-liter turbo five-cylinder engine were offered, though only one transmission was on the menu, the abovementioned five-speed slusher.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans!