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Revised Volvo C70 Convertible Debuts at Frankfurt

Do Swedes love the sun because they see it so little?

by on Sep.03, 2009


The front styling borrows heavily from the S60 concept SUV that debuted earlier this year.

A freshened Volvo C70 convertible will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in mid September retaining its three-piece retractable steel roof, the signature hips at the beltline, and seating for four non-super-sized adults.

The car is marketed by Volvo as both a coupe and a convertible. C70 is built from the current generation Ford Focus platform that has yet to appear in the U.S. with a Ford badge on it. At first glance one would never know this a Focus, and with its unique powertrain, interior and body panels, it really isn’t.

C70 will go on sale in the U.S. next year. No further sales or pricing details have been forthcoming, but the company did release the photos.

American buyers can expect the turbocharged T5 engine and either an automatic or a five-speed transmission.  

“The Volvo C70 has classic convertible lines and a strong identity of its own. What we have done is to carefully redesign the front and rear so they harmonize more with both today’s and tomorrow’s Volvo models. We have also increased the exclusiveness of the materials and trim details to enhance the atmosphere of luxury and enjoyment inside the car,” explains Fedde Talsma, Exterior Chief Designer at Volvo Cars.