Volvo has introduced its latest high efficiency model at Frankfurt Motor Show in the shape of the refreshed C30 DRIVe. The C30 shares its C1 platform with the current European-spec Ford Focus and the Mazda3 and this variant appears to share most of its technology with the ECOnetic version of the Ford. That means it gets a 1.6-liter four cylinder diesel and automatic start-stop capability. The existing C30 DRIVe gets a CO2 rating of 104 g/km, but this update pushes that down into double digits – just 99 g/km. When measured in terms of fuel consumption, the C30 sips just 3.8 liters of diesel for every 100 km on the EU combined driving cycle or 61.9 mpg (U.S.). The 2010 C30 gets a revamped front fascia that draws on the swoopier look shown in the S60 concept we saw in Detroit this year.
Gallery: 2010 Volvo C30
Frankfurt 2009: Volvo introduces C30 DRIVe with 99 g/km of CO2 originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.