...the C70 is only available in convertible form. Slight power increases are in store for both powertrains, with the LT engine now making 196 horsepower, an enhancement of six, and the HT engine producing 245, a boost of nine ponies over last year's output. The headlamps and taillamps have a jeweled effect, and the front grille is darkened. A rainbow of new colors -- Maya Gold, Ruby Red and Titanium Grey -- burst onto the scene. Pros: Luxurious interior, plenty of safety and comfort features, smooth ride, turbocharged engines. Cons: Adding options quickly boosts the price, suspension isn't tuned...
...For extra performance, a 242-hp 2.3-liter with a high-pressure turbocharger is available. The light-pressure engine teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission, while the high-pressure version gets either the automatic or a five-speed-manual gearbox. Safety Standard equipment includes dual-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags, daytime running lights, all-disc antilock brakes and Volvo?s Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), which moves the front seats rearward in a collision. The side-impact airbags are designed to protect the occupant?s chest, head and upper body. Volvo?s Stability...
Volvo’s aging C70 convertible finally bows out of the market once the 2013 model year has run its course, but a successor is planned, according to some senior sources... read more October 30, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Volvo’s C70 convertible first hit the market as a ragtop in 1999, but transitioned into a power retractable hardtop in 2006. The design of the car, which originated as... read more December 15, 2011 by Kurt Ernst
Against newcomers like the Volkswagen Eos and recently revealed MINI Roadster, Volvo’s C70 is certainly starting to show its age, as we discovered in our own drive... read more November 8, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Admit it: Volvo probably isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when you’re pondering performance cars or performance upgrades to existing cars. Volvo tuning... read more November 7, 2011 by Kurt Ernst
Volvo has issued a recall on certain C70 and S60 models due to an incorrectly labeled sticker attached to the affected vehicles’ optional accessory spare tire kit. The... read more October 28, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran