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Volvo C70

Latin for I roll, has been making cars the first of its kind tumbled off the line back in 1927. during those early Depression days, Volvo Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf placed a solid emphasis on safety, a maxim that just as strong today as it did then.

Volvo C70 Origins

By the the U.S. car-craze of the 1950s into action, Volvo had begun to establish its brand in the with the highly successful PV444. The frontrunners of car safety, pioneered many of the features came standard in many today in the ensuing decades: safety belts, padded child-proof locks, energy crumple zones, rear-facing seats, and collapsible steering

Up until the mid-to-late 1990s, cars were known for rather boxy and rectangular in The introduction of the two-door Volvo C70 in signaled a company-wide body-shift a shapelier, rounded, sculpted Developed over a period of years, the Volvo C70 brought a trio of automotive artists and British designer Peter Mexican designer Jose de la Vega, and the Tom Walkinshaw Racing

Throughout its long and successful in the automotive industry, Volvo an exhaustive list of exclusive to car enthusiasts who relish a balanced of comfort, safety, solid handling, and high performance. at the 1996 Paris Auto the Volvo C70 owes a debt of to some of its performance and design the Volvo P1800, 262C, and

About the Volvo C70

Available as a coupe or a soft-top convertible, the C70 was equipped with five-cylinder with the buyer’s choice for an automatic or manual transmission. power from either a 190 hp or a 236 hp inline engine, the Volvo C70 was robust but not the powertrain standout in its as were some of its competitors of the

In spite of the C70’s notable the first generation Volvo C70 convertible was not without its downsides, notably, Scuttle Shake, is an issue common to many Because there’s no roof, the chassis of the car has a tendency to shake and when traveling over or rough roads.

Volvo C70

Spread out over three choices (T5, T5 Premier and T5 Platinum), opting for the base gets buyers plenty: seats, keyless entry, control, Bluetooth, eight-speaker system, satellite radio, and an jack. Up it to Premier Plus and receive parking sensors and an compass, while at the upper Platinum level, bonuses a navigation system, and a 14-speaker sound audio extravaganza. also a Climate Package on all trims.

Under the hood, the two-door, Volvo C70 comes packed a turbocharged 2.5-liter, inline, engine good for 227 hp and 236 lb-ft of Estimated EPA fuel economy for the C70 comes out at 18/28 mpg city/highway.

As be expected from Volvo, safety features abound with child seat electronic brake force traction control, tire monitoring, automatically deploying bars, and dual front and mounted airbags.

Volvo C70 Evolution

When the C70 made its debut at the Paris Show in 1996; journalists thrilled, due in no small part to the exterior alteration from previous square design to the decidedly less angular By the time the second generation of C70’s rolled around in designers took the aerodynamic a step further, offering a body with even pronounced curvy edges to communicate a richer, sleeker

Originally available in either a or convertible, by 2002, Volvo to drop the coupe model Three years after the company replaced the convertible top with a futuristic retractable top version that opens and in about 30 seconds at the push of a

Driven by a roll-over protection fire-proof roll hoops behind the rear seats deploy upon impact, and air with a stiffer construction, the nature of the second generation C70’s safety features once again that the manufacturer leads the industry it comes to passenger protection.

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