Volvo will show off their re-designed C70 this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show.Â The C70 was originally launched in 2006 as the world’s first four-seater hard-top convertible and has now been given a massive make-over inside and out including many class leading safety features.
The redesigned C70 will keep the three-piece retractable hard-top, but inspiration from the curvy S60 concept has lead to a reworked front end, new front wings, a re-shaped bonnet, grille and headlights.Â There is also a new and striking ‘V’ for Volvo shape to the rear of the car and new LED tail-lights giving a more modern look.Â Volvo has also introduced a beautiful Flamenco Red Pearl paint to add to the car’s road presence.
The instrument panel has also been redesigned, getting a wider and smoother appearance, whilst the seats have been upholstered in even softer leather for ultra sumptuousness.
The improved safety features of the Volvo C70 are the inflatable curtain airbags in the doors and, should you decided to roll the vehicle, spiked, extending metal roll bars are part of Volvo’s new Rollover Protection System.Â These are activated by a gyro-sensor, aimed at smashing the rear window glass in the event of a roll.
Under the bonnet remains unchanged, with a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, ranging from 134bhp to the 227bhp turbocharged T5.
Full details and pricing will be available closer to the sale date which is sometime in early 2010, but what is definite is that the roof folds into the boot in just 30 seconds!