The Volvo C30 is a three-door, FWD, front-engine, premium compact hatchback, manufactured and marketed by Volvo. Offered with inline-four and straight-five engines options, the C30 is variant of the Volvo S40, V50, and C70 range, sharing the same Ford C1 and Volvo P1 platform. Volvo chose to market the C30 as a premium hatchback and sports coupe. However, if your C30 does breakdown, and you find that you’ve hit a brick wall having a Volvo C30 repair manual may help you find a way around that brick wall.
The C30's frameless glass rear hatch and rear styling recall Volvo's earlier P1800 ES and Volvo 480. A production version of C30 T5 officially launched at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. Early model includes T5 (2.5 L), 2.4i, 2.0, 1.8, 1.8 Flexifuel, 1.6, D5 (2.4 L) (132 kW/180 PS), D5 (120 kW/163 PS) (Belgium only), 2.0D, 1.6D.
The 2008 model year brought some minor changes, mostly updating the interior to the facelifted S40/V50. The updated vehicles were debuted at the 2009 Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. The updated C30 went on sale in 2010, as a 2011 model in North America and Australia. Early models include T5 (2.5 L), 2.4i, 2.0, 2.0F (Flexifuel), 1.6, D5 (2.4 L), 2.0D, 1.6D DRIVe, 1.6D DRIVe start/stop.
D3 and D4 engine options were added in 2011 model year, to the product line. The Volvo C30 Efficiency was a version of the 1.6D producing 104 hp (77 kW;105 PS) with reduced chassis height, low-friction transmission oil, a new rear roof spoiler, a new rear bumper, underbody panels, optimised engine cooling, revised gearing from third through fifth gears, and optimisation of engine management and steering servo assistance. In 2007, the vehicle was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
In 2008, Volvo came out with a C30 Boston Red Sox edition to celebrate the Boston Red Sox's 107 victories in 2007. It was a limited version of the C30 T5, which offered either a 5-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmission with Geartronic.
The C30 R-Design is a limited version of the C30 T5 for the North American market. It was released to the public for purchase in April 2008. In Italy, the 2011 C30 Black Design was a limited version of C30 1.6 D2, 1.6 DRIVe, 2.0 D3, or 2.0 for the Italian market. The 2013 C30 Polestar Limited Edition was a special edition of the C30 T5 R-Design for the US market. In October 2012, the vehicle went on sale beginning.
Volvo C30 Electric exhibited at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The prototype C30 electric car used a 110 hp electric motor and had a 24-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. In September 2009, a drivable C30 prototype was presented. An updated prototype was unveiled in 2010 North American International Auto Show. The C30 DRIVe Electric concept car was shown in the 2010 Paris Motor Show and presented as the C30 DRIVe.
Today, the C30 is no longer in production. However, if you ever find you are needing help while servicing your C30, having a C30 service manual can make the job go smoother.