New Volvo C30 Launched in Malaysia – Information and Price
Volvo c30 newly launched in Malaysia with a new and unique shape on the back portion of the volvo c30. This car is based on volvo concept car. So, this is another new concept car being commercialised in Malaysia. Volvo Malaysia make a step forward introducing this new volvo c30 car that has some different characteristic.
The volvo C30 is a strict four-seater with two individual rear chairs which is unique. Adults will find the accommodation adequate for short journeys but in a comfortable condition. The C30’s trunk space is compromised by its styling. At least it can be extended by folding the rear seatbacks flat. The C30’s shape was previewed in the Safety Concept Car (SCC), which was shown at the Detroit auto show in 2001. The positive public reaction gave the management the confidence to put it into production and now the volvo c30 available in Malaysia.
There are two such engines for the C30 – a 2.5-litre turbocharged T5 unit and a 2.4-litre without turbo. Dubbed the T5, it generates 216 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 236 pound-feet of torque between 1,500 and 4,800 rpm. This engine is available with either a six-speed stick shift or a five-speed auto, which has the added benefit of a sequential shift facility that smoothen your driving experience.
Searingly rapid it isn’t, but the C30 T5 is swift. The turbo is only lightly stressed so lag is never a problem and it has a distinctive five-cylinder hum. It also works well with the Geartronic transmission. Volvo says zero to 62 mph takes 7.1 seconds (6.7 for the manual) and top speed is 146 mph (149 for the manual). The last Cooper S we tested hit 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, while the last GTI needed 7.2, so the C30 T5 is quick for its class.
Although the turbo five-cylinder suits the C30’s character well, don’t rule out other engines in the C30’s future — Volvo’s 168-hp 2.4 looks like a good bet.
How about the price of this new volvo c30?
The pricetag of this new volvo c30 is RM215,500 (without insurance). A lot of money for a small car but Robert Norrman, President of Volvo Car Malaysia, is quick to point out that a significant portion of the money paid goes to the Malaysian Treasury and not Volvo. Coming into Malaysia as a completely built-up (CBU) import from Belgium, the C30 is subject to high import duties (30%) plus 90% excise duties.