petrol, 2.5 litre T5 petrol , 2.0 litre Diesel, 2.4 litre D5
or automatic FWD
- 230 hp
The 2010 Volvo C70 is a facelifted version of Volvo's luxury
"We have carefully redesigned the front and rear of
the car so they harmonise more with the larger Volvo models.
We have also increased the exclusiveness of the interior materials
and trim details to enhance the feeling of luxury,"
explains Fedde Talsma, Exterior Chief Designer of Volvo Cars.
The styling of the C70 takes much of its inspiration from the
Volvo S60 concept which was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Motor
Show. The more adventurous front facia and curvaceous lines
of the 2010 C70 are destined to be part of the new design language
for Volvo's entire lineup.
The rear of the 2010 Volvo C70 continues the front's new bold
design. High-tech LED lamps, as found on the XC60, are the most
noticeable addition to the rear and the entire lamp unit is
now clearly integrated with the oval that frames the new C70's
The interior of the 2010 C70 has also been given a refresh to
create a more comfortable and luxurious ambiance. The instrument
panel has been redesigned to give it a wider, sleeker look with
improved finish. The surface of the panel has a new texture
that enhances the quality feel.
different engine options are available for the 2010 Volvo C70.
- 136 hp 2.0 litre diesel
- 180 hp 2.4 litre diesel D5
- 170 hp 2.4 litre petrol
- 230 hp 2.5 litre petrol T5
As expected Volvo's engineers have spent much time developing
the C70's safety systems. The Volvo C70 features sturdy metal
roll bars that extend up behind the rear seat passengers to
create added protective space should the car roll over. These
bars, which are part of Volvo's Rollover Protection System
ROPS are activated by a gyro-sensor. Since the Volvo
C70 has a glass rear window, the bars force through the glass
if the roof is in place and so have been fitted with small hardened
metal spikes that break the glass to guarantee protection.
One important part of the side-impact and rollover protection
is the inflatable curtain, IC, which is installed in the doors
as there is no roof rail to fit it to. The curtain has an extra-stiff
design so the curtain can remain upright and help protect the
head effectively even if the window is open. The curtain also
deflates slowly, helping to provide added protection should
the car roll over.
In addition to the inflatable curtains on either side, the front
seat occupants also have side-impact airbags. The size of these
bags is dimensioned to protect both the chest and hips. The
inflatable curtain system interacts with the belt pre-tensioners
to offer the best possible protection for front seat occupants
in the event of an accident.
Similar and related vehicles:
Volvo S60 Concept
2007 Volvo C70 T5
Volvo C30 SportsCoupe (2010)