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2011 Volvo C70

By luanpa in | July 11, 2010 | (1) Comment

The Volvo C70 is based on the same platform used for the Volvo S40 sedan and V50 wagon. A fully redesigned Volvo C70 debuted for 2006. It is a two-door sedan by volvo with minor engine upgrades with low- and high-output turbo options.

Volvo is trying to do something about that for the 2011 model year. It rather than offering separate coupe and convertible models, Volvo decided to join the herd again and offer a handsome new retractable hardtop that opens and closes at the touch of a button. Fortunately, the attractive shape of the first C70 has largely carried over to the second. The C70 is no sports car, but it should appeal to those who want style and comfort in a luxury convertible.

The rumors of a new convertible based on the upcoming 2011 S60 sedan have been circulating for some time now. With the recent face-lift of the C70, an all-new convertible may seem unlikely, but don’t forget that the C70 is based on an older, smaller platform. The car itself came out way back in 2006, so it’ll be ready for a full makeover in a year or two.

Since the new 2011 S60 is based on a version of Ford’s midsize EUCD platform, a convertible on the same platform would likely have slightly bigger dimensions than the current C70. That’s not necessarily a bad thing either as the C70 was never much of a sport coupe. Adding a little size to make it a more usable four-seater while upgrading the level of refinement would make it a more feasible alternative to more expensive four-seat convertibles like the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz E350. Our illustrator put together these photos to approximate what a C60 might look like. Obviously, some of the proportions might end up changing a bit. Then consider the S60’s 300-horsepower, turbocharged straight-6 and the equation starts to look even better.

2013 Volvo C60 is far from a sure thing. Now that Geely has taken ownership its priorities might change. There’s likely to be a new CEO at the helm soon, too. Either they’ll continue the program that’s already nearly done or scrap the whole thing altogether in the name of focusing on higher-volume products first. Expect to know for sure by sometime next year as Volvo needs to get something going soon or not even Geely’s money will be able to save it.

The 2011 C70 will start at $39,950 ($40,800 with $850 destination charge). That’s a mere $50 cheaper than the 2010 model, but Volvo says it added $4,000 in standard features to sweeten the pot.

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  1. The convertible are always cool.Volvo C70 received awards this year that makes it a top choice for many car enthusiasts.Volvo C70 combines the stylistic and luxurious design you could ever ask.