R-design  - Overview - Volvo C30

The R-DESIGN is a sporty version of the Volvo C30 and most closely resembles the Volvo C30 Design Concept. Exterior design includes an R-DESIGN badge in the front grille, colour coordinated bodykit,rear roof spoiler, silver matt finish front grille and wing mirrors and five spoke 17" alloy wheels. Interior design consists of a choice of two colour upholstery combinations including two-tone off-black T-Tec upholstery with cream leather or off-black leather and T-Tec all complete with contrast stitching and embossed R-DESIGN logo, leather trimmed steering wheel with R-DESIGN logo, an exclusive deco aluminium centre stack, blue instrument dials, sports pedals and tufted dark floormats with cream leather seams.

The R-DESIGN also features all the standard items found on the S model and adds front fog lights, Cruise Control and steering wheel remote audio controls. R-DESIGN also features the new Sports Chassis as standard.


The next trim level up from ES and without the sports R-DESIGN bodykit is the SE. The SE has Volvo's information centre, Cruise Control, steering wheel remote audio controls, automatic rain sensor-activated windscreen wipers, Leksand textile/T-Tec upholstery and aluminium trim as standard. 17" Styx White alloy wheels, auto-folding power door mirrors with ground lights and front fog lights complete the outside look.

SE Lux

The most luxurious Volvo C30 is the SE Lux model which is aimed at buyers seeking a comfort-biased vehicle. In addition to the SE trim level, the SE Lux benefits from leather upholstery, 17-inch Spartacus wheels, and active bending lights with headlamp cleaning system.

Option packs

In addition, two special packs bracket popular options, improving value for the customer. The Winter Pack includes heated front seats and headlamp cleaning. The Winter Pack is also available with Active Bending Lamps to improve visibility in poor weather conditions.

The R-Design Convenience Pack features autodimming rear view mirror with humidity sensor, auto-folding power door mirrors with ground lights and bottle holder, rain sensor and a height adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support.

World class audio with MP3 compatibility

'A good audio system is a key requirement of our target customer,' says Hakan Abrahamsson, Volvo C30 project director. 'Accordingly, the Volvo C30 has one of the best factory-fitted audio systems available in the world. The cabin design, with its wide doors and deep side panels in the rear, provides an extra dimension for the sound, with extreme depth and powerful bass reproduction.'

There are three audio system levels to choose from:

Performance Sound CD, a 4x20W amplifier and six loudspeakers
High Performance Sound CD, 4x40W amplifier, eight loudspeakers, USB and Aux input
Premium Sound CD, 5x130W, Dolby® Pro Logic II Surround Sound, 10 loudspeakers (MP3/WMA compatible)

On the two highest levels, High Performance and Premium Sound, it is possible to play CDs with music in MP3 and WMA formats. This means that the CD changer can store hundreds of music tracks. An Aux input for connecting auxiliary equipment such as an MP3 player or I-Pod is standard across the range.

An adapter for connecting an i-Pod or a USB flash drive is available as an accessory. With the Volvo USB/i-Pod Music Player, it is easy to connect your own music player and to control it with the car's controls. Information is shown in the vehicle's audio system display.

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    Drive (D)
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    Accessing and using menus
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    Faults in the system
    If the information symbol illuminates and Park assist syst Service required is shown on the information display, this indicates that the system is not functioning properly and has been disenga ...