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[YesAuto News] At the 2006 Beijing International Auto Show, the Swedish Volvo (Volvo) Car Company showed its brand-new Volvo C30 sedan to Chinese audiences for the first time. The birth of Volvo C30 is a masterpiece of Volvo's innovative design. It has enriched the product line and expanded its target customers to a younger and more energetic consumer group. The Volvo C30 concept car made its debut at the Detroit International Auto Show in January this year. The C30 production model was first released at the Paris Auto Show in September. Volvo is now bringing the new C30 to China.

● Fashion and personality

The Volvo C30 with two-door and four-seater design shows the unique agility of a sports car. With the addition of design elements such as the body and large-area glass tailgate of many Volvo safety concept cars such as SCC and YCC, the Volvo C30 allows driving The driver has the best road vision, and with shiny metal double exhaust pipes, the overall design shows a high-tech avant-garde sense. The design of the production car fully reflects the design concept of the Volvo C30.

The front face will maintain its original vibrant style, with dynamic headlights and a widened grille. Viewed from the side, the tires are clearly surrounded by different materials, and the inclined roof structure makes the whole car full of dynamics. Coupled with the hull-shaped design of the side windows, the roof appears more compact, while the double-compartment body is wider. The lines of the rear compartment of the body are round and stretched, and are highlighted by the piano-shaped taillights and glass tailgate.

The new Volvo C30 is a two-row two-seater independent design, can accommodate 4 adult passengers, and provides ample head and leg room. The center console can provide four different versions to choose from, such as the newly launched white center console panel. This material is also widely used in car doors. The center console panel is also available in an all-aluminum version. In terms of interior selection, Volvo C30 strives to meet the individual needs of car owners. For example, the interior color is available in red and blue, and the seat cushion is available in black, which is in sharp contrast with the all-red foot pad.

Sports steering wheel, equipped with a transmission that can provide sports mode, all-aluminum panel and foot pedals, make Volvo C30 more sporty. Volvo has prepared a professional audio system for the C30. The digital (5×130W ICE Power) power amplifier from Alpine is equipped with the second-generation Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound system, which is equipped with 10 advanced audio systems. Speakers, even if the car owner is a high-fidelity audio enthusiast, there is no need to modify it.

● Delicate and safer

The safety that Volvo has always paid attention to has also been reflected. In addition to airbags and pre-tensioned seat belts, it is also equipped with Volvo (WHIPS) occupant head and neck protection system, SIPS side impact protection system with side airbags and IC smart air curtain.

● Dazzling more passionate

The sporty and freewheeling new Volvo C30 is a Volvo sedan powered by a compact, transverse engine. The compact transverse engine has made a great contribution to saving space and improving safety. With the new power system, chassis and suspension system, the new Volvo C30 provides outstanding performance beyond its class.

The new Volvo C30 is equipped with a five-cylinder engine with a displacement from 2.4 to 2.5 liters. At this auto show, Volvo Cars brought the top model T5 in the C30 series. The five-cylinder turbocharged engine has a displacement of 2.5 liters, a maximum power of 162kW, and a maximum torque of 320N·m. It is powerful enough to stand out from the crowd in its class. This engine is equipped with a four-valve double overhead camshaft system, which can provide a peak torque of 320N·m from 1500 to 4800 rpm. Whether it is starting or accelerating in the middle, it can maintain strong power and rapid response. Such an excellent engine system allows the driver to experience the ultimate surging power during driving. There is also a 2.4-liter 5-cylinder engine to choose from, with a maximum power of 125kW and a maximum torque of 230N·m.

The new Volvo C30 is expected to be officially launched in China next year.