Meet the facelifted 2010 Volvo C30, and read the full details on the car's freshening up inside.

The Frankfurt Motor Show will play host to the unveiling of the facelifted 2010 Volvo C30, according to an announcement from the automaker.  Amongst the vehicles updates are a new exterior design more inline with the XC60, S80 facelift, and C70 facelift.  This new exterior first debuted on the S60 concept shown off at the Detroit Auto Show this past January.

"Since its introduction in 2006, the Volvo C30 has become highly appreciated for its unique appearance. This applies in particular to the rear. With the new front, it feels as though everything has fallen neatly into place and that the car's entire personality has been boosted to an entirely new level," writes C30 Product Manager Daniel Backman in a press release.

The redesign features new body panels, new headlights, and a new bumper.  A honeycomb grille makes its way onto the final version, as does a more contoured rear that now uses body colored panels instead of black plastic.  Also available is the new color, Orange Flame Metallic (pictured), as well as a new look to the exhaust.  White wheels will also be an available option.

Inside, the new "Espresso/Blond color" combination is a possible choice for new customers, as is the Cranberry leather tone.  Of this, Program Chief Maria Uggla says, "We know that a large proportion, almost half, of all C30 customers make detailed interior choices. They want to decide for themselves what their car should look like and are not interested in readymade packages. The new C30 gives them a range of fresh, modern style cues in terms of both colour and fabric to choose between."

Design changes are not the only ones here.  A new sport chassis is available, for a price, providing a "sharper" and "stiffer" response. 

You can read about all of the changes on the facelifted 2010 Volvo C30 in the press release below.

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