Volvo V30 spied
.These are the first spy pictures of Volvo’s crucial new Golf rival, tipped to be called Volvo V30.
The five-door hatchback will sit between the C30 and V50 in Volvo’s range and will share its front-drive ‘P1’ platform with these models (as well as the S40) when it is launched in 2013.
The V30 is tipped to be the first car to get Volvo’s new range of modular four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engines, which will be no greater than 2.0 litres in capacity. This new engine family will consign the firm’s five-, six- and eight-cylinder units to history.
Volvo will also launch a baby SUV, called XC30 and based on an all-wheel-drive version of the P1 platform. There may be two different versions of the XC30: a standard-wheelbase version for Europe and a stretched model for China and, perhaps, North America.