Volvo planning performance division
- Hot C30 concept car to test public reaction
- Production version would cost around £50,000
- Other high-performance Volvos likely
Volvo is considering launching a new performance sub-division to rival Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s M GmbH.
The first model to go on sale would be a hot version of the C30 hatch, and a concept version has already been built to measure public interest.
Developed by Polestar, the team responsible for Volvo’ entry in the Swedish Touring Car Championship, this concept features four-wheel drive, is powered by a 399bhp five-cylinder turbo engine and can get from 0-62mph in less than five seconds.
Production versions would wear a new PCP badge, which stands for Performance Concept Prototype.
If the project gets the go-ahead, the C30 PCP would be priced at about £50,000 and limited to a run of around 500 cars.
Ultimately, Volvo would like to have a PCP version of every model in its range.
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