In cooperation with Volvo Cars North America, Heico Sportiv has created a versatile version of Volvo’s new compact Volvo C30 T5 model before the model hits the streets in North America. The Volvo C30 T5 by Heico Sportiv was designed to appeal to urban driving enthusiasts who are just as passionate about their cars as they are about their time outdoors. With project partner Burton Snowboards in mind, Heico created a C30 concept that is at home in the city, as well as the switchbacks on the back-country roads to the slopes.
The 2.5-liter turbocharged engine was upgraded to 300 bhp to achieve a refined, sporty feel on road. Equipped with all-wheel-drive, the Volvo C30 also promises excellent traction off-road. Adapting the electronic Haldex AWD system to the C30’s electronic system was a strong challenge for Heico Sportiv engineers, but the system was fitted with perfect results. The Volvo C30 T5 concept car shows as well as it performs. The Heico C30’s styling pays homage to the “XC-style” of the Volvo XC70 and XC90 models, paralleling some of the design features of both cars.The rear bumper quotes the front, although in addition the middle section features four Heico Sportiv on the high performance exhaust system (76mm each).
Featuring a ported and polished head, modified turbocharger, specially designed inter-cooler, electronic water injection, sport exhaust system, and custom ECU, the power of the 218 bhp T5 engine was modified to produce 300 bhp. Torque was increased to 310 lb-ft. Accordingly, the strong Swede runs the 0-60 mph distance in 5.5 sec. As with other U.S. Volvo models, the top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.
The Volvo C30 T5 interior is well thought out and hand-crafted to a world class standard. The two-tone leather in “Alpha Gray” and “Sapphire Black” dominates the cabin. The silver stitching in particular makes a very special detail that accents the carefully crafted hides. Specially contoured front and rear seating, along with specially designed two-tone door panels highlight the full-leather dashboard and headliner in rich “lugano leather”, a real treat for the senses.
Volvo C30 T5 by Heico Sportiv
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R: R18
Driveline: All Wheel Drive
Type: Turbocharged Inline-5
Displacement cu in (cc): 154 (2521)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 300(224) / n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 310(420) / n.a.
Redline at RPM: n.a.
Length × Width × Height in: n.a.
Weight lb (kg): n.a.
Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 5.5
Top Speed mph (km/h): 130 (210) – electronically limited
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): n.a.