This is a spy shot of the new Volvo V30, in full camouflage, that is said to slot in between the C30 hatch and V50 estate and is rumoured to rival VW’s Golf. The new model, unofficially named the V30, will offer the flexibilty of five doors, as demanded by most customers, and a full tailgate. The new model is set to launch in mid to late 2012.
The engine of the v30 is based on the architecture of the existing Volvo small car. This means front-wheel drive and the likely debut of the company’s new range of more eco-biased engines. These were recently announced and will concentrate on downsized four-cylinders of less than 2.0 litres in capacity.