Volvo C70 Second generation
|Designer||Steve Mattin Senior Vice President of Design – Volvo Cars, Fedde Talsma design manager, John Kinsey designer,|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé convertible|
|Engine||2.4L 125 kW (170 PS; 168 hp) I5
(2006 - 2009)
2.5L 162 kW (220 PS; 217 hp) I5 turbo charged petrol
(2006 - 2007)
2.5L 223 hp (166 kW; 226 PS) I5 turbo charged petrol
(2008 - 2009)
2.5L 230 hp (172 kW; 233 PS) I5 turbo charged petrol
2.4L 132.5 kW (180 PS; 178 hp) I5 turbo Diesel (in Europe)
2.0L 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp) I4 turbo Diesel (in Europe)
|Wheelbase||2,640 mm (103.9 in)|
|Length||2007-2010: 4,582 mm (180.4 in)
2011-: 4,613 mm (181.6 in)
|Width||2007-2010: 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
2011-: 1,834 mm (72.2 in)
|Height||1,400 mm (55.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,725 kg (3,803 lb)|
The second generation C70 model was debuted at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, sharing the Volvo S40 platform, designed by John Kinsey and built by Pininfarina Sverige AB, a joint venture between Pininfarina and Volvo. It went on sale in the U.S. in spring 2006. The three-piece retractable hardtop raises or lowers in under 30 seconds and replaces both the convertible and the coupé, the latter which had been absent from Volvo's lineup since 2003. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the United States recently conducted its first crash tests of several convertibles and designated the C70 a "Top Safety Pick".
Safety systems include a door-mounted side impact protection inflatable which inflates upward when activated. The curtain has an extra stiff construction with double rows of slats that are slightly offset from each other. This allows them to remain upright and offer effective head protection even with the window open. The curtain also deflates slowly to provide protection should the car roll over. This is a unique solution in the automotive world.
The C70 retractable hardtop also features a roll over protection structure (ROPS) with two pyrotechnically charged roll hoops hidden behind the rear seats that deploy under roll-over conditions whether the roof is retracted or not. Volvo featured this advancement in a copy of the "Volvo Saved My Life Club" brochures. There, a woman was able to walk away from an accident after she slid off an ice-covered mountain road and rolled her C70 which then slid more than 30 feet (9.1 m) down the mountain face.
As of 2006, production was increased from 16,000 annual units to 20,000.
2012 Volvo C70 2nd generation facelift front.
2010 update / facelift
Volvo introduced an updated version of the C70, in new Flamenco Red Pearl paint, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, and later in 2010 South Florida International Auto Show.
The new C70 includes a redesigned front end, new rear LED lamps, and a redesigned, wider instrument panel.
The engine and transmission remain the same as before, and the interior is largely unchanged as well. It went on sale in early 2010.
US model went on sale in 2010 as 2011 model year vehicle. Early model includes C70 T5.
C70 Inscription (2011-)
It is a limited (2,000 units a year) version of C70 with choice of three colours (Black Stone (Solid), Black Sapphire (Metallic) and Ice White (Solid)), 18-inch Midir wheels in black with polished spokes and outer perimeter, high-gloss paint on the grille and the LED Daytime Running Lights surrounded by contrasting chrome, an exclusive leather-covered dashboard with contrasting stitching, Sovereign Hide upholstery in Off Black or Calcite with the same contrasting stitching as on dashboard, handbrake lever and carpets; "Inscription" embroidered on the front headrests, special Inscription carpets and handbrake lever, steering wheel and gear shift knob with aluminium inlays, sports pedals with aluminium inlay, aluminium inlay in centre stack (optional Black or Nordic Light Oak)
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, and went on sale beginning in November 2011.
North American model went on sale in the first quarter of 2012 in limited quantities (500 units in 2012), and includes T5 engine, Active dual Xenon headlights, rear spoilers, aluminium sport pedals.
2013 Volvo Special Edition C70 (2013)
It is a version of 2013 Volvo C70 for Canadian market with BLIS (Blindspot Information System), 18-inch Midir diamond-cut alloy rims, retractable side view mirrors, an integrated wind blocker, choice of 3 body colours (Ice White, Electric Silver, Ember Black), bespoke interiors swathed in Graphite Sovereign Hide, Cacao Sovereign Hide and Cranberry Leather; free option spare wheel kit containing a spare wheel Tempa Spare in trunk.
2012 Volvo C70 2nd generation side view