...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 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... 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... 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... 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... October 28, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
The current generation Volvo C70 has been with us since 2006, having been most recently updated last year. But the car’s future is not looking so bright, with news from... October 4, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran