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Last month the Autobloggers went out on a limb and reported about a five-door C30. Senior VP of R&D at Volvo, Magnus Jonsson, told Automotive News that “The five-door would be less exciting from a design perspective, but we're looking to expand.”

And expand they will, but not with a five-door hatch. Last week we spoke with Volvo PR at the Helsinki Motor Show and they confirmed the expansion of the Volvo C30 line-up, but with a sportback / wagon version of the C30 (arguably the same if not very similar to a 5-door hatchback). What Volvo would call the car is not clear, but something like C50 or V30 would make sense.

The C30 wagon, platform sharer with the Mazda3, would be a direct competitor to the Audi A3 Sportback, much like the C30 is a direct competitor to the Audi A3. All the pieces just seem to fall into place, and our Desk Top Publishing expert Larson has some very convincing images to back-up this claim.

A Volvo C30 Wagon would fall right in Mulally, president at Ford, his plans for Volvo and its brand positioning. Mulally said: "I think we can do substantially better than where we are today." Building on the succes C30 seems only logical.
 

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Its the same rear end as the 3 door.
I do not like this hatch, the space in the back is poor, not really all that functional. If they are going after the A3 then this makes sense, though I would still get the A3.
 

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I would rather just get a V50 T-5 and mod the hell out of it instead of this. Volvo needs to market the C30 with AWD here in the states and with the now put out to pasture S60R/V70R turbo motor.
 
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