2013 Volvo C30 Polestar | Review, Price, Specs, Engine

November 4th, 2012 | Category: Volvo | 5058 Views

2013 Volvo C30 Polestar | Review, Price, Specs, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Volvo C30 Polestar. 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar is one brand new car from Volvo that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar.

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The Volvo C30 was one of the most stylish small cars on the market when it was first introduced many years ago, and it remains that way today a sign that it’s aging well. The C30 has a design that clearly makes some packaging sacrifices for the sake of being sleek, low, and rakish, but overall the C30 looks unabashedly proud of it. Inside, the C30 has a design that’smore sophisticated and laid back, compared to most ‘hot hatches’, with the now familiar Volvo ‘floating’ center stack, a thin panel housing radio and climate controls, with a pass through compartment just ahead, by the footwell.

Stylish two door hatchbacks are de rigueur nowadays, with names like Beetle, Fiat and Mini. As it turns out, you can have fun and economical transportation wrapped in a cool, distinctive package. Yet one more car that deserves to be noticed among these hip choices is the 2013 Volvo C30. Though it’s been around for a couple years, this clever two door hatch still looks and feels as fresh and modern as the day it was introduced. Maybe it’s because you don’t see many out on the road, but that just means people have been missing out on a good thing. The C30 is unmistakable on the road thanks to the nifty all glass hatch that harkens back to past Volvo hatchbacks. The two passenger backseat is another interesting touch, featuring a pair of individual bucket seats that are nearly as sumptuous and supportive as those up front. Compared to those aforementioned stylish two door hatchbacks, the Volvo C30 is far more welcoming to its passengers.

The Volvo C30 is a stylish three door hatchback based on the discontinued S40 sedan. Though not as quick or nimble as some competitors, its handling is responsive enough to satisfy, and its comfortable ride and chic interior are selling points. While Volvo has been known more for safety than standout style in years past, the C30 represents a break from the company’s past. Cues like a tapering roofline, rising rear “hips” and a unique glass hatchback that recalls the classic Volvo P1800ES from the 1970s, the C30 has a sleek and sporty look that sets it apart. Since its introduction in 2008, the C30 has been updated with a redesigned front end highlighted by swept back headlights and a more curvaceous bumper.

The Volvo C30 debuted for the 2012 model year and gave Volvo buyers something that they have craved for years a sporty model. In its base format, the C30 pumps out a stout 227 horsepower from its 2.5 liter inline 5 cylinder engine. Though it was relatively powerful, Volvo felt it needed a little bit more by developing a Polestar version of this hot hatchback. We first caught a glimpse of the C30 Polestar concept way back in 2010 and we expected to see a production model shortly after, but it never happened. This 2010 concept boasted a 450 horsepower, turbocharged 2.5 liter engine, leaving the sky as the limit with the production model. Finally, after two years of development, Volvo has announced that it will release a limited number of production C30 Polestars to the public. Along with this announcement comes a press release showing off its features and, more importantly, its specifications.

2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Price :
The 2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition will definitely be limited in volume only 250 will be made, beginning in October. But it won’t be limited when it comes to youthful exuberance and is packaged in a remarkably attractive and affordable container. The base MSRP is $32,445, which includes an $895 destination charge.

All of this limited run goodness comes at a price, though the front wheel drive Polestar Edition retails for $32,445, including $895 for destination. Ticking the Platinum option will no doubt increase that cost by a few grand, and while it’ll certainly be a hoot to drive, it’s far more expensive than loaded competitors like the Mazdaspeed3 and runs into all wheel drive Volkswagen Golf R territory.

While most Volvo fans are waiting for a production version of the S60 Polestar, the Swedish carmaker has announced this week the limited edition C30 Polestar that will be available exclusively in the United States where only 250 units will be delivered, with prices starting at $32,445, including the $895 destination charge.

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2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Interior :
The design of the 2013 Volvo C30 is by no means fresh, but it’s worn well. Thanks to a mild restyle a couple of years ago, it’s kept up to date with a mild frontal restyle bringing new headlamps, reshaped front fenders and hood, and a revised front fascia. Part of the reason the C30 manages to look so good, year after year, is that it owes a lot to its design inspiration the 1800ES two door sport wagon of the early 1970s. With its entirely unique sheetmetal, and its role as the only two door hatchback in the Volvo range, the C30 carries that torch.

Standard equipment on the base T5 includes 17 inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with washers, automatic wipers, cruise control, air conditioning, a height adjustable driver seat, a leather wrapped tilt andtelescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and an eight speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The R-Design models differ with a sport tuned suspension, 18 inch wheels, unique styling elements inside and out, foglamps and cloth/leather upholstery.

The Premier sub trims add to the base models a sunroof, an eight way power driver seat, driver memory functions and a cargo area cover. The R-Design version also gets an auto dimming mirror. The Premier Plus sub trims add adaptive bi xenon headlights, LED running lights, keyless ignition/entry and an eight way power passenger seat.

The C30 is available in T5 and sporty R-Design trim levels. The T5 comes standard with A/C, power windows and locks, an AM/FM/CD stereo system with an iPod input jack, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity with audio streaming, cruise control and 17-inch alloy wheels. The R-Design comes with a number of distinctive styling cues and range topping features. Standard equipment include off black Flextech/Creme premium leather seating surfaces with embossed R Design logo, a special front grille with matte silver surround and R-Design logo, matte finish outside rearview mirrors, R-Design watch dial instrument cluster, unique aluminum inlays, R-Design sport steering wheel and sport pedals. It gains standard fog lights and a trip computer for the new model year.

2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Exterior :
The C30 might be getting on in years, but its cabin still remains stylish and modern. Its prime attribute is the floating center stack that is sharply dressed in one of several distinct trim types and complemented with simple controls. Well, they’re simple with the exception of the old fashioned navigation system. Thankfully exorcised from other Volvos, this system features weird controls behind the steering wheel, a remote control for the passenger, subpar graphics and confusing menus.

As is typical for Volvo, the front seats draw praise in terms of comfort, support and adjustability even with standard manual adjustment. The steering wheel further helps to accommodate drivers of all sizes by telescoping a surprising amount (the Swedes are big, you know). Volvo didn’t even try to design a rear seat that could hold three passengers. Instead, the rear cabin area features two seats that closely resemble those up front, albeit closer together. They are quite comfortable, though legroom is a bit short.

Volvo has been making the R-Design models the top trims in all of its model ranges, with a sporty edge plus extra comforts and distinctive materials and trims, and here it’s the way to get a C30 if you’re willing to pay some thousands more. R-Design models get an aero package at the front and rear, Pirelli high performance tires on unique alloy wheels, a retuned sport suspension, xenon High Intensity Discharge headlamps, and a standard navigation system that includes live real time traffic data. Premier Plus and Platinum models get the most R-Design extras, as well as power driver and front passenger seats, keyless drive, and LED running lamps.

Three door hatchbacks with any sort of performance bent are typically geared toward serious younger enthusiasts and tuner types, but the C30 tends to be something different. While the look is racy, the combination of the C30’s stylish interior, well-isolated road feel, and handling that opts out of the ragged edge, the C30 is surprisingly not the kind of car that wants to be flung through corners. Instead, it’s a fast touring coupe, or a comfortable commuter and one with a responsive side that won’t let you down if you approach it from that direction. The turbocharged 227 horsepower five cylinder engine provides a steady flow of linear power, with its peak torque of 236 pound feet achieved at a remarkably low 1,800 rpm. The automatic transmission is a surprisingly willing companion, as it keeps the engine on its boost and works well with your right foot; a somewhat notchy six speed manual transmission is your other option, and that’s fine, too.

Aside from its new blue hue (that we really like, by the way), the Polestar Limited Edition is set apart from other C30 models with the addition of unique 17-inch Styx matte black alloy wheels, as well as a color coordinated R-Design body kit. Inside, standard equipment matches that of the C30 Premium Plus model, meaning all of the Limited Edition cars are fitted with a sunroof, power seats, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, LED daytime running lights and Xenon headlamps. Of course, if you’re feeling spendy, you can option up for the Platinum model, which adds navigation and a premium sound system to the mix.

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2013 Volvo C30 Polestar Engine :
The Volvo C30 is offered in T5 and T5 R-Design, each offering a Premier, Premier Plus, and Platinum trim level. All trim levels are powered by a 227 hp turbocharged 2.5 liter inline five cylinder engine, matched with a six speed manual transmission or five speed Geartronic automatic. Standard features include HD radio, cruise control, audio streaming, vehicle alarm, and rear armrest. Depending on the trim level other standard features include leather seating, power front seats, driver memory, power glass moonroof, LED daytime running lights, premium sound system, and a navigation system.

Every 2013 Volvo C30 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5 liter five cylinder that produces 227 horsepower and 236 pound feet of torque. Front wheel drive and a six speed manual transmission are standard, a five speed automatic is optional. In Neocarsuv performance testing, a manual equipped C30 went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is average for a sporty compact hatchback. The automatic was a bit slower at 6.9 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy with the automatic is 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. The manual barely differs at 21/29/24.

Instead, it’s a fast touring coupe, or a comfortable commuter and one with a responsive side that won’t let you down if you approach it from that direction. The turbocharged 227 horsepower five cylinder engine provides a steady flow of linear power, with its peak torque of 236 pound feet achieved at a remarkably low 1,800 rpm. The automatic transmission is a surprisingly willing companion, as it keeps the engine on its boost and works well with your right foot; a somewhat notchy six speed manual transmission is your other option, and that’s fine, too.

The C30 Polestar (loosely based on the concept of the same name) gets a noticeable infusion of horsepower, thanks to software changes that increase airflow and advance timing. The net result is that the 2.5 liter turbocharged five cylinder engine now makes 250 horsepower and 273 pound feet of torque, a gain of 23 horsepower and 37 pound feet. The car is powered by the same 5 cylinder 2.5 liter turbocharged engine but after Polestar works its magic it outputs an extra 23 hp (17 kW) and 37 lb-ft (50 Nm) of torque for a total of 250 hp (186 kW) and 273 lb-ft (369 Nm). They can boost the output of the engine by increasing airflow into the combustion chambers and also by implementing advanced spark timing.
Source: neocarblog.com.

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