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Volvo C30 D2 CARmag co za

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Volvo C30 Electric

At A Glance

Volvo’s C30 has always one of those nearly-there propositions – a capable, stylish little car hobbled by a lack of brand and an (admirable) refusal to conform to the Recently, I sampled what probably be deemed the pick of the C30 the new D2 four-cylinder turbodiesel – and, this car’s inability to sense on paper, I nonetheless myself wanting one…


To be honest, when the keys to car were thrown my way late one I was less than enthused concertinaing my sizeable frame what I deemed an oddball hatchback when there was an of seemingly more desirable clogging up the garage. Still, as I in my unconventional little steed, I had to that my stance began to

The C30 has always been quite a engaging package, but the first-generation dull-as-ditchwater snout always to mar the effect. Since its sportier job last year, the C30 has actually quite a handsome hatch, in out test unit’s crisp finish that strongly the new front air dams and dark Admittedly, the white didn’t so well on the optional 17-inch upon which this rolled, but then left-of-centre is much the C30’s beat.

Although it’s not possessed of the spacious cabin, especially you take in the pokey rear the C30’s ability to tread the between distinctive and sensible is noticeable here. The ‘floating’ works well with the solidly-built facia and while of the test units that us are bristling with (often options, this Essential-specced car (R8 000 cruise control, smarter mats, an auto-dimming rear mirror, aluminium trim, an sound system with and 17-inch alloys to the already-generous specification) felt just perfectly equipped.

Volvo C30 Electric

With 84 kW and 270 N.m of torque under its the new eight-valve 1,6-litre turbodiesel with a short-throw manual to serve up enough punch to the C30 feel both suitably in town whilst being enough to make light of highway driving. In terms of consumption and emissions, the new powerplant admirably, returning 5,16 km and emitting just 144g of CO 2 per There is a hint of diesel from the nose under but vibration is kept nicely in and the suspension, whilst not the most out there, is supple enough to with most rad imperfections rendering the car wallowy in the bends.

In fact, this car’s and compact dimensions lend it a demeanour that grows on you the you experience it.

Unfortunately, as a buying proposition, 600 (excluding the aforementioned specifications sits uncomfortably close to the of the more substantial VW Golf 6 1,6 TDI and 2,0 D-4D. But those are conformist and, if the idea of shelling out money to stray from the in a well-equipped, characterful car doesn’t you, then the C30 D2 could be worth a look…

Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric
Volvo C30 Electric

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