Rounded shapes and a powerful profile
The all new Volvo C70 is slightly shorter and lower than its predecessor but just as wide. In combination with the slightly shorter nose section, this gives the car a powerful profile. The corners, in true modern Volvo style, are gently rounded.
The shoulder line swings up towards the rear to give an impression of dynamism and reinforces the feeling of a protective collar around those travelling in the back. The slope is balanced visually by the wave-shaped sill line.
“Achieving harmonious lines both with and without a roof is not an easy task,” says Fedde Talsma. “We opted to first design the all new Volvo C70 as a coupe. Once we were satisfied with the result we made the necessary convertible adaptations. In our experience this is the best approach.”
The rear section is cut away sharply and has the characteristic Volvo rear lights. On the all new Volvo C70 they have a lower profile than on the sedan models to highlight the ‘C factor’.
Interior with a Scandinavian feel
The interior of the all new Volvo C70 is marked by Volvo’s modern, innovative design features, inspired by Scandinavian tradition with clean surfaces, genuine materials and good functionality.
“We have chosen to give the all new Volvo C70 a youthful, technology-inspired feel,” says Fedde Talsma. “Inspiration has been drawn more from Scandinavian product design than pure car design.”
The super-thin, apparently floating centre ‘stack’, introduced in the Volvo S40 and V50 has also been included in the all new Volvo C70. The decor panel can be varied according to the customer’s wishes with four different appearances: Aluminium, Wood effect, Ivory Tan and Bauxite.
Special upholstery has been developed for the all new Volvo C70. Vulcaflex is a synthetic material with a skin-like surface structure and a high-tech feeling. Vulcaflex is used both in combination with textile and with soft leather. Full leather upholstery in several colour combinations is a third option.
Good comfort for four adults
The all new Volvo C70 is designed to accommodate four adults. The two rear seats have comfortably angled backrests and generous space to the side. The front seats are ergonomically shaped. With a practical control on the backrest they can be moved forwards easily to facilitate entry to the rear seat. The electrically operated seats (option) move forwards twice as quickly as in the previous C70 model. Leg room in the front seat is very generous.
Flexible, carefully considered design
In the passenger compartment there are spacious storage areas beside each seat. Several of them are linked to the car’s central locking system for convenient locking using the remote control. In addition, a completely new system is being launched – Private Locking – whereby certain areas can be locked with the key from the glove compartment. Private Locking is particularly useful in a convertible parked with the roof down.
The boot is unusually spacious for a convertible of this size. It has a 400-litre capacity with the roof up and 200 litres with the roof down. A practical boot divider makes it easy to assess how much can be loaded with the roof down. To facilitate loading and unloading when the roof is down, the whole roof package is lifted approximately 200 mm with the aid of an electric motor and a control button.
A ‘ski hatch’ in the backrest of the rear seat also makes it possible to transport long objects inside the car.
“We really have tried to make use of every centimetre in the car to enhance passenger comfort,” says Fedde Talsma. “Despite the compact dimensions of the car there is ample space and room for personal effects.”
The all new Volvo C70 – dimensions (compared with the previous C70 model)
Length 4580 mm (4716 mm)
Width1820 mm (1820 mm)
Height 1400 mm (1429 mm)
Wheelbase 2640 mm (2664 mm)
Track, front 1550 mm (1521 mm)
Track, rear 1560 mm (1521 mm)
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