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When the crisis seriously threatens the big three U.S. automakers, namely General Motors , Ford and Chrysler , had to resort to a bailout with government money. The only company that does not accept the State aid was Ford , determined to endure the situation from its own resources, but the other two gladly welcomed the measure.
This time, he blew his turn to Chrysler to pay back the loan in full. Owed to the government a whopping yankee 5,900 million dollars, and 1,600 million Canadian dollars.
In total, the amount totaled 7,500 million dollars, approximately 5,300 million euros. Paying all of a tug ³ n, avoid the tremendous interest of 300 million annually. This sum is used to avoid bankruptcy, and the goal has been met happily. Chrysler already reaping economic benefits.
The giant Fiat was also a savior of the group, and his reward is more than juicy. Of a few are increasing their participations, and are starting to reach 46% to 86%, which will be practically the owners of Chrysler .
Continuing with its frequent updates, Volvo brings good news very timely. Already in recent weeks, the brand has introduced changes in the larger models in its catalog, and now it does on its popular Volvo C30 .
The compact Premium will now include a new diesel engine, which broadens the range reaching a wider audience. We are talking about a turbo diesel engine with 2 liters and 150 hp, with maximum torque of 350 Nm. Work with a gearbox six-speed manual, but you can also opt for an automatic of the same number of gears.
Its average consumption is 5.1 L/100 km, increasing to 5.8 L/100 km if we have the automatic transmission. Respectively, the emissions are 134 and 154 g / km. This entrainment of the Volvo C30 is very successful, and that there was considerable difference between the C30 DRIVe C30 115 hp and 17 hp D5.
With the new engine enters the compact premium minisegmento of approx. 150 hp, a sector with good sales. The official name of this car with “new heart” is Volvo C30 D3 , and is offered in four finishes available in the version normal. The price list is this:
Kinetic Volvo C30 D3: € 24,590.00
Kinetic Auto Volvo C30 D3: € 26,551.13
Momentum Volvo C30 D3: € 26,480.72
Momentum Volvo C30 D3 Auto: € 28,441.85
Summum Volvo C30 D3: € 27,781.50
Summum Auto Volvo C30 D3: € 29,742.63
Volvo C30 R-Design D3: € 28,824.88
Volvo C30 R-Design D3 Auto: € 30,786.01