The Volvo C30 isn’t quite the sort of car we’ve come to expect from Volvo. Funky styling and a finely honed driving experience make it a desirable option for younger buyers who don’t need the rear seat legroom and boot space that a car of this size can’t offer. Being a Volvo, it’s safe and well-built too.
Larger headlights with new wings and bonnet at the front, with the air intakes reshaped and the Volvo badge in the front grille larger a facelift has been performed. There are more colours available when purchasing the Volvo C30 and buyers may also specify a new styling kit that includes aluminium look finishes to the fog lamp surrounds and lower air intake at the front and side sills and a section of the rear bumper.
The Volvo C30 is stylish and genuinely enjoyable to drive while also retaining core Volvo qualities like build quality and safety. The car’s sleek looks do come at the expense of interior space but it offers impressive value if you’re comparing to other premium-badged rivals. Choose the right model and running costs can be class-leading too. There are three petrol choices, the 1.6D DRIVe model available with and without start/stop plus two further diesel engine options. Overall, the Volvo C30 is a highly desirable alternative to other premium small cars.