GoAutoLogo
MENU

Car reviews - Volvo - C70 - Hardtop Convertible range

Overview

Volvo's style leader, the C70 coupe convertible, is even more stylish for 2010

Volvo logo5 May 2010

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

IN a busy year for Volvo, even niche models such as the C70 coupe convertible have come in for a refresh, with a curvier new nose, a slightly different rear, more high-end cabin treatment and a wider range of personalisation options. All are designed to boost the appeal of the four-year-old droptop. We think Volvo is in with a chance too, since the company slashed about $10,000 from the C70’s price late last year to greatly boost its value quotient. The fact that archrival Saab’s evergreen 9-3 Convertible is on hiatus is also a plus point for the team from Gothenburg. Still, for good or for bad, this car is still essentially the same C70.
Model release date: 1 May 2010 to 1 January 2014

Previous model

C70

Released: March 2007
Ended: April 2010
Family Tree: C70

VOLVO’S previous convertible was the pretty but seriously flawed C70 from the late 1990s. Thankfully the second-generation model was a big leap forward.

Built off the second-generation Ford Focus C2 platform, and closely related to the S40 and V50 models, the front-wheel-drive four-seater convertible hardtop features a three-piece roof for improved top-up styling and storage ease, as well as advanced safety features like the world-first side head airbags in this type of car. Two five-cylinder petrol engines were available – the 125kW/230Nm 2.4-litre offering either a five-speed manual or five-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox in the base S and LE, or a turbocharged 2.5-litre unit delivering 169kW and 320Nm. Dubbed the T5, it proved to be the more popular with buyers.

Share with your friends

Enquire on or Test Drive a New C70

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires

Agreement

This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
close
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only
*** Prices exclude on road costs and dealer delivery fees

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.