For Immediate Release
C70 Coupe and Convertible
ROCKLEIGH, NJ -- September 1, 2000
The C70 model program has been simplified for MY'01. The C70 Coupe LPT (light pressure turbo) has been discontinued in favor of the more powerful 236hp HPT. This was largely a result of consumer research that showed when someone is interested in purchasing a C70 Coupe, engine power becomes the third highest "reason for purchase" after safety and quality. We have made the Coupe a far more attractive offer by allowing the customer/retailer the flexibility of adding as many or as few options as appropriate to their particular needs.
As previously mentioned, the Coupe will only be offered with the 236hp high pressure turbo (HPT) engine. It will continue to be available with either the 5-speed manual transmission or the new AW 50-55 5-speed automatic transmission. Convertibles continue with both engines and transmissions.
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