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We are merely weeks away from the official launch of the facelifted C30 and I am really shocked that we haven't seen anything out there. Surely there are cars runniing around with the new nose on it to test cooling, any possible running gear changes, etc.<p>Anyone else found anything?
 

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Re: When... (T Schroeder)

hi<p>Volvo has some seriously well guarded testing facilities so volvo only tend to let "spy" photos get out or instead let cars be photographed when they want to generate some media attention<p>for example, the Kiruna facility in the arctic circle is a very well protected ex-military base. However, when they want to, a prototype can be taken outside the gates and photographed driving about nicely getting it into a few magazines.<p>Or heavily disguided cars being photographed eg the C30s coming to Leicester in the UK or driving near Kiruna or the heavily covered up new C70.<p>but still, oopses still happen during photoshoots as well.<p>usually a car isnt seen at all before launch unless volvo wants it to be. Hence, the C30 is seriously under wraps right now.<p>Also, no uncovered S60s or V60s or V30s seen yet....S60 very heavily covered was seen in the UK. But, its being tested on UK roads so hey, sure its going to be photographed<p>Histortically, no XC90 was spotted testing, nor C70 or cabio....or S40, V40 etc
 

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Re: When... (Shimon)

Volvo is very good at this game. <p>I scoured the net for years following the development of the C30. Lots of hints and guesses but the lid was kept on until one week before the official release when a Mexican auto magazine broke the press embargo and released photos of the C30 that disappeared almost as fast as they had appeared.<p>Haven't seen much in the way of artist renderings or supposed spy shots of the next C30.<p>
 

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Re: When... (Shomare)

As long as it doesn't look like this:<p> <IMG SRC="http://th00.deviantart.net/fs47/300W/i/2009/213/e/9/2011_Volvo_C30_by_CRWPitman.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: When... (carreragt7)

Really not too bad!! I could imagine alot worse!
 

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Re: When... (T Schroeder)

I'm hoping for more than just an exterior re-fresh - the C30 needs some interior improvements and the addition of the PowerShift tranny is a must.
 

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Not the best chop but it's a nice attempt to incorporate the new Volvo design language as seen on the S60 concept.
 

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Personally, I can't wait. Really looking forward to the update but I wish that the changes were more than cosmetic.
 

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interesting guestimation in here<p><A HREF="http://www.c30world.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8428&page=2" TARGET="_blank">http://www.c30world.com/forums...age=2</A><p>
 

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<IMG SRC="http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll231/brera16/c30.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>photoshop by BRC designs
 

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sex. <br>i wouldnt trade my car for a c30, but id trade it for that. maybe<p> <IMG SRC="http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4308/vc30.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (chromecarz00)

Those atreus look like they are at least 20"s, lol. Looks good but it would be a bumpy ride. Hard to tell if it a chop top C30 or the wheel wells were just majorly enlarged...
 

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<IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.it/galleria/big/volvo-c30-restyling-il-primo-rendering/1" BORDER="0"> <p>rendering from <A HREF="http://www.autoblog.it/galleria/big/volvo-c30-restyling-il-primo-rendering/1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.it/galleri...ing/1</A>
 

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<IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.it/galleria/big/volvo-c30-restyling-il-primo-rendering/1" BORDER="0"> <p>from <A HREF="http://www.autoblog.it/galleria/big/volvo-c30-restyling-il-primo-rendering/1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.it/galleri...ing/1</A>
 

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Seems that isnt working<p>I'll host a copy myself....<p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/motorenderingcomC30faceliftAugust20.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>originally from <A HREF="http://www.autoblog.it/galleria/big/volvo-c30-restyling-il-primo-rendering/1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.it/galleri...ing/1</A>
 

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gross.<p>why cant anyone leave things alone when theyve gotten them right? Why must they insist on 'improving' which really just ruins things...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sanatarium</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">gross.<p>why cant anyone leave things alone when theyve gotten them right? Why must they insist on 'improving' which really just ruins things...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1. I like the current generation a lot, but if they go this design route it will take some time getting used to them...
 
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