The Volvo C30 is based the same Ford C1 platform that is used by the Mazda3 and Ford Focus, and despite these two other models offering a number of different body styles, the C30 has so far been limited to just the hatchback version. Quiet rumours have been doing the rounds for a while that a new version could be spawned and these rumours have once again surfaced following contradicting reports by Dutch site Autotelegraaf and autonews.

Autonews has stated that the Swedish manufacturer has scrapped plans to work on further C30 based variants due to the global market downturn. However Autotelegraaf who have proved to be very reliable in the past have confirmed Volvo are working on introducing a new model every year for the next 3-4 years with the all-new V30 wagon included on this list. Other models set for launch are the long awaited S60 replacement and the already revealed XC60.

The Volvo V50 which only received a facelift for the 2008 model year is likely to be scrapped at the end of its current lifecyle with an wagon version of the new S60 set to fill its gap. This then leaves a large space in the Volvo portfolio for the new V30 to fit in.

Gallery: Volvo V30 Crossover set to Arrive in 2010?

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