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2008 Volvo C70

2008 Volvo C70
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2008 Volvo C70

The second generation C70 Convertible was launched in 2005 at Frankfurt motor show. The aim was to create two cars in one - without compromising on either. A three-piece retractable hardtop transforms the Volvo C70 from coupe to convertible at the touch of a button. The C70 was developed in close cooperation with Pininfarina of Italy.

 

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2012 Volvo C70 Inscription

2012 Volvo C70 Inscription

The 2011 SEMA Auto Show is over so now it’s time to focus on the next motor show of the month: the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show starting November 16th. Just a few days ago, Subaru announced the BRZ STI Concept’s scheduled appearance in California, and now Volvo has announced a special edition C70. Called the C70 Inscription, this new edition will be offered worldwide and will be limited to 2,000 units a year.

The new C70 Inscription will be offered in only three exterior colors: Black Stone (Solid), Black Sapphire (Metallic), and Ice White (Solid). It will be distinguished by 18-inch wheels painted in black with polished spokes and outer perimeter, a high-gloss paint on the grille, and LED Daytime Running Lights.

For the interior, the model will add an exclusive leather-covered dashboard with contrasting stitching and Sovereign Hide upholstery in Off Black or Calcite with the same contrasting stitching as on dashboard, handbrake lever, and carpets. A sporty feeling will be added with a new set of aluminum pedals, a steering wheel and gear shift knob with aluminum inlays. Because this is a special edition, it will also feature "Inscription" logos on the front headrests, carpets, and handbrake lever.

UPDATE 12/15/11: Volvo has officially released the pricing details for the C70 Inscription package. If you’re interested in getting one, you’re going to need to shell out $3,900 for the opportunity to have one put into your C70. Add that to the $40,450 cost of the car itself and you’re looking at a price of around $44,350.

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Furniture designer creates wooden gearshift knobs for Volvo C70

Furniture designer creates wooden gearshift knobs for Volvo C70

Noted Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv found an unlikely partner in upgrading a Volvo C70 when it tied up with Thonet, a German-based contemporary furniture designer to create – of all things – special wooden gearshift knobs to be installed on the C70.

By themselves, the gearshift knobs, which are made from either oak, beech, or walnut, look nothing like the standard knobs we’ve come to expect from almost all vehicles, but we guess that’s what makes it all the more alluring.

In fact, according to Thonet, the design of the knobs was done to reflect Volvo’s noted floating center console.

Unlikely as it sounds to have a furniture design company become involved in car tuning, Thonet’s gear shift knobs actually look pretty good when you piece the whole puzzle together. It’s not too loud that it stands out like a sore thumb yet it’s not too bland that nobody will even notice something was different. It was a curious choice for Heico Sportiv to bring Thonet on board but, at the end of the day, it seemed like it was worth it.

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Volvo C70 by Heico Sportiv

Volvo C70 by Heico Sportiv

Heico Sportiv will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show a tuning program for the Volvo C70 convertible model. The exterior package includes a front spoiler made in lightweight polyurethane plastic (PUR), a rear diffuser, 20 inch forged wheel, a dual or quad pipe stainless steel exhaust system.

The package also includes an ECU upgrade for the 2.0D and D5 versions, but there are no details yet on how the output has been modified.

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2011 Volvo C70

2011 Volvo C70

Volvo will unveil a revised version of the C70 Convertible at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The C70 is the first model from the Swedish automaker to feature design elements from the S60 Concept Car that was unveiled earlier this year.

Making up the restyled Volvo C70 includes a set of redesigned front fenders, a much more wedge shaped nose, new crystal like headlamps and some new trim surrounding the foglamps and the lower grille. For 2011, the C70 Convertible is being offered with three gas burning and two diesel engines: first is the T5 turbocharged five cylinder making 230 HP, the 2.4i pumping out 170 HP, the 2.4 cranking out 140 HP. The diesel mills consist of the D5 making 180 HP and the 2.0D that produces 136 HP.

The new Volvo C70 has been engineered to be one of the safest convertibles on the market, with regards to both active and passive safety. The car has an advanced body structure and several solutions that are unique to the C70 in the world of open top cars. The lack of a fixed roof doesn’t compromise the convertible’s structural integrity and has been compensated for by structural reinforcements and other sophisticated technology.

Updated 01/22/10: The new Volvo C70, in USA offered as a 2011 model, will go on sale at a price of just $39,950. Volvo will also offer a a Convenience Package for $1,000, a Multimedia Package for $2,600, a Dynamic Trim Package for $1,000 and a Climate Package for $900. Hit the jump to get full pricing list.

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2011 Volvo C70 caught unmasked

2011 Volvo C70 caught unmasked

Volvo’s new C70 coupe cabrio has been caught completely in the buff by a loyal member of the Swedespeed internet forum. This facelifted version of the sporty two door is not supposed to be unveiled until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, so seeing one undisguised in its natural habitat is quite a treat.

The similarities between the exterior of the S60 Concept car and the next generation C70 are clearly visible. From this unobstructed view we can see that the C70 features a redesigned front bumper, a larger grill, new headlights and much more fluid lines. From the back you can see that Volvo is taking pride in their new design just by how large they wrote their name across the boot.

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2009 Volvo C70 Ice White

2009 Volvo C70 Ice White

Volvo UK has launched a new special edition C70. Called C70 Ice White, the new special edition is priced at £24,495 OTR and is available to order now; it features £2,350 worth of extra equipment over the standard 2.0D S model on which it is based which retails at £24,995.

Externally, the Volvo C70 Ice White sports the head-turning Ice White finish. The interior boasts sumptuous Calcite leather upholstery with black interior trim and aluminum inlays. The exterior appeal is also boosted with 18” Midir diamond cut alloy wheels.

The Ice White is powered by a four-cylinder 2.0D diesel engine (136PS), which emits 161g/km CO2 and returns up to 46.3mpg fuel economy on the combined cycle. Options include Volvo’s Powershift gearbox for £1,400 – a six-speed twin-clutch transmission which provides the comfort of a full automatic mode with the performance of a manual. Powershift versions return up to 44.8mpg and 167g/km CO2.

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2007 Volvo XC70 Surf Rescue

2007 Volvo XC70 Surf Rescue

Volvo unveiled today at SEMA the XC70 Surf Rescue, a concept car conceived from the Volvo Cars design team and built by Aria. Creativity is a must at SEMA but Volvo has always insisted on one rule: all Volvo safety features must remain functional. Other than that, they were free to let their imaginations run wild.

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2007 Volvo Caresto C70

2007 Volvo Caresto C70

Volvo unveiled today at 2007 SEMA the Caresto C70, a model built as a successor to the Caresto Hot Rod that made its debut at last year’s SEMA show.

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2008 Volvo XC70 pricing announced

2008 Volvo XC70 pricing announced

Volvo announced pricing of $36,775 for its segment defining cross country, the all-new Volvo XC70.

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2008 Volvo C70

2008 Volvo C70

The second generation C70 Convertible was launched in 2005 at Frankfurt motor show. The aim was to create two cars in one - without compromising on either. A three-piece retractable hardtop transforms the Volvo C70 from coupe to convertible at the touch of a button. The C70 was developed in close cooperation with Pininfarina of Italy.

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Volvo C70 gets new four-cylinder turbodiesel engine

Volvo C70 gets new four-cylinder turbodiesel engine

Volvo is launching today the first 2-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine in the convertible. "The four-cylinder turbodiesel will be a very popular choice, especially in Europe where it will account for 20 percent of total C70 sales. The engine offers a very attractive combination of fuel economy and driving pleasure," says Fredrik Arp, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation.

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2008 Volvo XC70

2008 Volvo XC70

Volvo unveiled this week-end in Munich the 2008 XC70. The all wheel drive Volvo XC70 is all about adventure and an active life. Something it has in common with the near 30,000 visitors to the show.

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Volvo announces pricing of its 2008 model lineup

Volvo announces pricing of its 2008 model lineup

Volvo has announced today pricing for its 2008 model year lineup. The 2008 Volvo vehicle line has undergone enhancements to its model mix along with the introduction of the exciting C30. Other highlights include the addition of the new T6 turbocharged engine in the S80 luxury sedan, while the S40 sport sedan and V50 sportwagon receive major appearance updates and a bump in horsepower from 218 to 227.
Later in 2007 Volvo will announce pricing for the all-new V70 and XC70 wagons. (...)

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Saab & Volvo models - top ratings from IIHS

Saab & Volvo models - top ratings from IIHS

IIHS tested 10 midsize convertible models and the results of the testings show that Saab and Volvo offer good protection in front, side, and rear crashes, and both models include standard electronic stability control (ESC) while the lowest rated convertible model overall is the Pontiac G6. The German convertible, like Audi A4 and BMW 3 series, earn good ratings in frontal offset tests, both are rated marginal for side impact protection and poor for protection in rear crashes.
In order to (...)

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2007 Volvo C70

2007 Volvo C70

Introduced last year, the all-new Volvo C70 offers the best of both worlds. It’s a modern convertible with classic proportions, four comfortable seats and a three-piece retractable hardtop. The C70 can be transformed seamlessly from a coupe into a convertible. The retractable hardtop folds away quickly and smoothly into the trunk. Apart from the flexibility offered by the retractable hardtop it also makes for a quieter, more comfortable coupe. The large rear window glass offers outstanding (...)

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Top 10 Hardtop Convertibles for 2007

Top 10 Hardtop Convertibles for 2007

Metal-roofed convertibles are sturdier, safer, and offer better handling and a dramatically quieter ride than any ragtop. They are sexy, unsafe, pricey, cramped, and eminently unsuitable for families.
As a result, many prospective car buyers just glance at them longingly in the showroom before driving off in a minivan or crossover. But safety is increasingly less of a factor. That’s because these days auto makers offer convertibles with the sensuality of a ragtop and the solidity of a (...)

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2007 Volvo XC70

2007 Volvo XC70

The all-new Volvo XC70 - ongoing capable success in a refined package
Ongoing "crossover" success More luxury and added capability Target 40,000 cars per year U.S. the largest market Sales start in August 2007 When the first XC model from Volvo Cars took to the roads in 1996, it was not only an immediate sales success; it also carved out an entirely new Cross Country segment.
Now the third generation of the Volvo XC70 steps into the (...)

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Spy Shots:Volvo XC70

Spy Shots:Volvo XC70

While the compact SUV Volvo XC60 is still just at the stage of the concept, for its big sisters Volvo V70 and XC70 things are not the same.The cars will leave very quickly the factory and take places in the market.The base of the new models will be the more expensive volvo S80 instead of the S60.
In fact, there is not smoke without fire, the recent special series of V70 and XC70 mark the end of a generation and the imminent arrival of another.
After we show you pics with the XC70 some (...)

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5 new models customized by Heico at Essen Motor Show

5 new models customized by Heico at Essen Motor Show

HEICO SPORTIV, the internationally recognized Volvo tuner, presents its Volvo creations prior to the official market introduction. German premier at the Essen Motorshow. The Essen Motorshow (30th November - 10th December 2006) is the highlight of the European tuning industry and the most important exhibition event for HEICO SPORTIV. This is a good reason to come with 5 cars and to have a solid impact.
0First at HEICO SPORTIV. The new C300
The top attraction is the HEICO HS3 D5, based on (...)

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Volvo C70 by Heico Sportiv

Volvo C70 by Heico Sportiv

Sporty at the front, aggressive at the rear - so say the creators. Two front spoiler flaps add a dynamic character to the design. The high-quality front spoiler flaps, produced in flexible PU-RIM plastic, are installed over the original bumper skin and perfectly complement the design of the vehicle. The front spoiler flaps replace the original air intakes, which leaves open the opportunity to fit special fog lamps, which are a HEICO option.
An innovative novelty is the cornering light kit. (...)

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Best cars for singles

Best cars for singles

Forbes Auto made a little research and they came up with a nice list of cars for single peoples.
If you’re single, you can fantasize about cars, feel passionate about the fast ones—and actually act on your impulses, consulting only your bank account. 0Best cars for singles0 Honda Civic - Base price 14560$ Audi RS4 Sedan - Base price: $66,000 Honda CR-V SUV - Base price: $20,395 Volvo C70 Convertible - Base price: $39,090 Lotus Elise Convertible - Base price: $43,000 (...)

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2006 Volvo C70

2006 Volvo C70

The Volvo C70 is a car to be driven under an open sky. The softly purring engine and compliant chassis transform driving into a beautiful, harmonious experience. At the same time, the car has the potential for sporty driving thanks to its powerful, responsive driveline, rigid body and suspension tuning.

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The new Volvo C70 convertible gets performance turbo diesel

The new Volvo C70 convertible gets performance turbo diesel

The introduction of the new Volvo C70 convertible has been a success.
Volvo Cars is now broadening its model range by making it possible to also enjoy top down driving with a sporty and fuel efficient turbo-diesel.
The Volvo C70 D5 is fitted with Volvo’s new, high-tech generation of the five-cylinder diesel engine.
High output and powerful torque provide a first-class driving experience at all speeds, and with low emissions.
“This is the debut for diesel engines in the C70, and we are (...)

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The new Volvo C70 - "Two in One": the coupe and the convertible

The new Volvo C70 - "Two in One": the coupe and the convertible

The new Volvo C70 started its life as a coupe. Then the design team, headed by Fedde Talsma took the roof away. One car became two. "Both cars" are, however, among the leaders in safety and styling and fun to drive.
A convertible is usually designed as an open car. A roof is then crafted on to it, with a result that is not always pleasing to the eye. At Volvo Cars, the design team did exactly the opposite when working on the new C70. They created a sporty coupe and then converted (...)

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'Feel' TV ad for all new Volvo C70

’Feel’ TV ad for all new Volvo C70

An impactful, new TV advertising campaign for the all new Volvo C70 coupe/convertible themed ‘FEEL’ started this week ahead of the car’s official public launch and arrival in dealer showrooms from Saturday 18 March.
The advertisement, filmed in Hawaii, is a key part of the marketing campaign for the launch of the all new Volvo C70 and will be seen at cinemas, in an interactive TV ad, in magazine and national press advertisements, as well as online at www.volvocars.co.uk/feel.
The ‘FEEL’ (...)

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