2012 VOLVO C30
The 2012 model-year C30 updates apply to all variants, from the ultra-efficient entry-level DRIVe, through to the top-shelf T5 R-Design and the new T5 Lifestyle specification.
Sparking a price rise across the range, all variants are now equipped with Rear Park Assist and Volvo's High Performance Sound system as standard equipment - previously a $2000 option when added together.
New 17-inch Spider Diamond Cut alloy wheels have been added to the range (depending on spec), along with two new colours: Hello Yellow and Caspian Blue.
C30 T5 Lifestyle
The new model year marks the debut of the T5 Lifestyle variant, specced similarly to the T5 R-Design.
Features include a power-adjusted driver's seat, leather upholstery, Active Bending Lights with washers, rain sensor wipers, a rear-seat centre armrest and a hard load cover for added security in the luggage area.
The T5 Lifestyle also features the new diamond cut 17-inch alloy wheels.
The top-shelf T5 R-Design gains silver mirror housings and 18-inch 'Midir' alloy wheels, along with the usual R-design upholstery, badging, sports pedals, mats, grille and sports body styling kit.
For an extra $800, all C30 variants can be up-specced with the Sports Chassis package, which adds stiffer springs, firmer monotube dampers, stiffer stabilizer bars and a quicker steering rack.
The C30 range remains unchanged mechanically for the 2012 model year. Click here for a full rundown on the current engine and transmission line-up.
2012 Volvo C30 pricing
- 1.6 DRIVe manual $36,990
- T5 S manual $37,490
- T5 S auto $38,990
- T5 Lifestyle manual $39,990
- T5 Lifestyle auto $41,490
- T5 R-Design manual $41,990
- T5 R-Design auto $43,490
Note: all prices are Manufacturer’s List Price and do not include dealer delivery or on-road costs.