Volvo C30 Hot-Hatch Killed Off

As Volvo continues to murder some of their more likeable models like the S40 and V50 in pursuit of a leaner, more profitable lineup in the U.S., the handsome and underrated C30 hatch is the next to go. Originally introduced in the North American market in 2007, and in the U.S. in 2008, the C30’s styling was based loosely off Volvo’s 2001 1800ES concept and in production form, came with a handsome 2.5L T5 engine and 230-hp. PHOTOS: See more of the Volvo C30 With an aging undercarriage and a single model platform, unfortunately, it was no surprise that the C30 was next in line to go. As the hatch’s sales in the U.S. have been all but imaginary, the Swedes hope that the redesigned S60 sedan, XC60 and XC90 will hold us over for a few more months. While officials gave no word as to a replacement in the form of the V40 or otherwise, we do expect another platform sharing hatchback to fit nicely in the North American lineup in the near future. Source: Car and Driver