Volvo has decided to axe the C30 compact hatchback due to unpopularity and dwindling sales of the model. The Swedish carmaker will cease production for the vehicle model in December 2012. Introduced six years ago, the hatchback was seen as a move by the brand to attract younger more dynamic customers, however through the past couple of years sales have been anything but impressive.

Volvo will stop getting orders for the C30 within the next few weeks, with the limited race-team inspired 'Polestar Limited Edition' being the model's last hurrah.

The V40, which was debuted early this year in Geneva is expected to fill the void that the C30 will leave.

Philippine Volvo distributor Scandinavian Motors Corporation has confirmed the discontinuation of the model but assured the public that they will continue to support the models with parts and services.