I’m sure many of you have heard of the Volvo Safety Concept Car which were at car shows quite sometime ago. It won’t go to waste. Volvo is using the design cues from that car for it’s new Volvo C30 hatchback which will debut at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit soon.

The Volvo C30 is built on the same Ford C1 platform that’s used for the Volvo S40 sedan, Volvo V50 stationwagon, Volvo C70 convertible and Ford Focus.

This will be the smallest Volvo yet, and likely be the most affordable. It will go head on with other competition like BMW’s 1-series and the Audi A3.