The new Volvo C30 DRIVe was recently introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Powered by 1.6 liter diesel engine with Start/Stop technology the car consume only 3.8 litres diesel fuel per 100km and it emits only 99 grams of CO2/km. The car is able to cover a distance of 1380 kilometres on a single tank, 52 litres, of diesel. These figures make it one of the best hatchbacks on the market. "This puts us among the absolute elite as regards low CO2 emissions," says Peter Ewerstrand, head of CO2-related issues at Volvo Cars.

The facelift of C30 is a lot of different, than the previous model. The car gets entire new front and remodeling of every single part , including the front wings. Now C30 clearly distinguishes itself from the Volvo S40 and V50. The updates include new larger iron mark in the middle of the grille just as in the rest of the Volvo range. The air intake has also grown in size and resembles that of the XC60. The grille has a unique new pattern.

"The C30 is enhancing its visual stature and self-confidence and this is entirely in line with Volvo Cars' design strategy. At the same time, the C30 has an expression all its very own. The new honeycomb pattern in the grille, for instance, means that all it takes is a quick glance in your rear-view mirror to see that this is a Volvo C30," says Fedde Talsma, Exterior Chief Designer at Volvo Cars.

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