Volvo C70 Review

$61,990 Mrlp
  • Fuel Economy
    9.6L
  • Engine Power
    125kW
  • CO2 Emissions
    229g
  • ANCAP Rating
    N/A

Volvo\'s revised C70 convertible offers a sleek new front and more luxury features in the one stunning package

Joining the revised Volvo C30 range, a remodeled convertible has also joined the Swedish brand's 2010 lineup this week: introducing the 2010 Volvo C70.

Like the Volvo C30, the revised C70 also features upswept headlamps, that now reach elegantly into the upper section of the front guards, complimenting the larger air intakes in the remodelled front bumper bar.

"We have also increased the exclusiveness of the materials and trim details to enhance the atmosphere of luxury and enjoyment inside the car."

Aluminium trim details have been upgraded throughout the cabin with a new honeycomb surface that adds depth and further resists scratching.

Wind protection is aided by a removable mesh shield that can be installed across the rear seats when not in use.

For a little more pep, the upper-spec Volvo C70 T5 is fitted with a 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that punches out a healthy 169kw of power and 320Nm of torque. The C70 T5 is offered with the choice of six-speed manual or five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

Automatic models attract no price premium over manual models.

Teknik Pack ($4725 on T5 / $6300 on 2.4i):

  • Satellite Navigation
  • Blind Spot Identification System (BLIS)
  • Active Bending Lights (Dual Xenon)
  • Compass
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Headlamp Washer System

Included in the C70's extensive list of standard safety features are dual-stage front airbags, front-side airbags, door-mounted curtain airbags -- which were a world first for Volvo -- plus ESP with Traction Control and ABS brakes with EBA and EBD.

ROPS is located behind the rear seats, the system deploys steel rollover bars (as well as the curtain airbags and seatbelt pretensioners) in the event of a rollover accident.

The C70's folding roof transforms the car from a stylish convertible to a classy coupe in just 30 seconds. The three-part steel roof controlled at the press of a button.

"The C70 was always about style and sophistication," says Volvo Australia's Managing Director, Alan Desselss.

"The new model cleverly integrates Volvo's latest design language while also dramaticlly upgrading its status in the luxury coupe-convertible segment."
CarAdvice will bring you a full road test of the new C70 models over the coming weeks. Stay tuned.


    *Pricing is a guide as recommended to us by the manufacturer and does not include dealer delivery, on-road or statutory charges.

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