Volvo C30 now even sportier

  • R Design gets standard Sports Chassis
  • Lower suspension for better handling
  • First cars due in early 2010
Words By Andy Pringle

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Volvo has announced that all C30s ordered with the sporty R Design trim will now have a drive that lives up to their looks, thanks to the introduction of a new Sports chassis.

Volvo says that, by lowering the suspension by 10mm, stiffening the springs and revising the steering, it has made the C30 a much more agile and rewarding car for enthusiastic drivers.

80 per cent of C30 buyers choose R Design trim, which brings a unique bodykit, 17-inch alloy wheels and a tailgate spoiler.

The interior has a sporty makeover, with sports seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, aluminium pedals and blue gauges.

The first C30 R Design models with the new chassis should be delivered to customers early next year. Exact prices and specifications will be confirmed nearer to the on-sale date.