• Rear park assist standard on all models
  • High Performance Sound standard across the range
  • Bluetooth audio streaming standard on all models
  • New T5 Lifestyle

Volvo's highly distinctive C30 two-door gains significant improvements in standard equipment across all models, from the outstandingly economical DRIVe through to the powerful T5 S, the T5 R-Design and the newly-introduced T5 Lifestyle.

All versions now come with standard rear park assist - previously standard only on the T5 RDesign - as well as Volvo's High Performance sound. These two new additions alone used to cost $2000. This lifts the C30's status and adds to already impressive equipment levels that include auto-dim internal rearview mirror, cruise control, audio streaming Bluetooth functionality, dedicated LED Daytime Running Lights and USB input for iPod connectivity.

Two new colours - a beautiful Hello Yellow and a classy Caspian Blue - as well as new Orange Flame and Terra Bronze exterior contrast colours further highlight the C30's individuality. There is also the addition of new Spider Diamond Cut 17-inch alloy wheels which add to an already wide range of wheel options. The 2012 Volvo C30 offers the level of personalisation that is demanded by buyers in this segment.

Adding to this customer choice is the new C30 T5 Lifestyle variant, which is equipped similarly to the T5 R-Design. T5 Lifestyle features include a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, Active Bending Lights (ABL) with washers, rain sensor wipers, a rear-seat centre armrest and a hard load cover for added security in the luggage area.

The new C30 T5 Lifestyle package adds to its on-road presence with standout Zaurak Diamond Cut 17-inch alloy wheels that combine high style with upgraded handling and roadholding capabilities.

The C30 R-Design models gain silver mirrors, the 18-inch Midir alloy wheel, unique R-design upholstery, badging, sports pedals, mats, grille and sports body styling kit.

For just $800 buyers can option all C30 models with the Sports Chassis which adds stiffer springs, firmer monotube dampers, stiffer stabilizer bars and a quicker steering rack.

All C30s come with a six-speed manual. A five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission is available on all the T5s.

With the impressive efficiency of the 1.6-litre turbodiesel DRIVe, which uses start/stop technology to bring a combined fuel economy figure of just 3.9L/100km along with CO2 emissions of 104g/km, and the surging power of the 169kW turbocharged five-cylinder engine that is standard elsewhere across the C30 range, the distinctive and desirable twodoor Volvo enters the 2012 model year with ever more verve and promise.

Despite extra equipment valued at more than $2000 pricing of the new models has only increased by $500 on average. In some variants prices have actually decreased such as the R-design models which are both $960 cheaper.

All of this means one thing: in 2012, Volvo's C30 is a better than ever value proposition.

2012 Volvo C30 pricing\*
1.6 DRIVe manual $36,990
T5 S manual $37,490
T5 S auto $38,990
T5 Lifestyle manual $39,990
T5 Lifestyle auto $41,490
T5 R-Design manual $41,990
T5 R-Design auto $43,490

\* Prices quoted are the Manufacturer's List Prices (MLP), inclusive of Luxury Car Tax (LCT) at the rate of 33%, and excluding dealer delivery charges. LCT is payable on all vehicles with a total purchase price, including the price of factory & dealer fitted optional extras & dealer delivery charges, above $57,466. This is a manufacturer's list & new vehicles must be purchased from dealers. Specifications & pricing are as planned for Model Year 2012 and subject to change without notice or obligation.

For further information please contact:

Jaedene Hudson
Public Relations Manager
Volvo Car Australia
T: 02 9020 1613
M: 0412 259 635
E: jhudso60@volvocars.com