In the world of premium hardtop convertibles, Volvo deviates from the standard recipe-typically a rear wheel drive, six cylinder car. Instead, Volvo offers a front wheel drive car, with a five cylinder engine. The current C70 has been around since 2006, but was refreshed for 2011. The most notable features of the new car is the new, sleek front end, LED taillamps, and improved interior materials. Sadly, the six-speed manual transmission was dropped, due to a lack of demand. But stacked against some intense competition, how does the Volvo compare?
Although the Frankfurt auto show is still a couple weeks away, Volvo has released photos of its revised C70 retractable hardtop. Volvo has redesigned the front and rear of the car, basically to keep the C70’s design language current with present and upcoming Volvo models. Although the C70 does borrow design cues from the S60 concept (Volvo’s mid-level car), the C70 actually rides on the entry-level S40’s platform.