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Frankfurt Motor Show 2009: Volvo refreshes C70

New looks and plusher cabin for coupé-convertible
Volvo C70 facelift

Volvo is facelifting the stylish C70

Volvo has announced details of the mid-life facelift for its four-seater C70 coupé-convertible.

Latest Volvo looks

Updating the looks to bring the C70 into line with current larger Volvos, the Swedish company has borrowed a number of cues from the that debuted earlier this year. The exterior changes are most evident at the front, where Volvo has fitted new wings and headlamps, while giving the car a more pronounced nose.

Modifications to the rear are harder to spot – at least until it gets dark, when the new LED tail lamps should prove bright and obvious. The three-piece folding metal hardtop and elegant silhouette remains as before.

Extra interior luxury, all the same safety

Volvo C70 interior

C70 cabin is now more luxurious

Meanwhile, the interior benefits from higher quality materials and a redesigned instrument panel. The seats are now covered in softer hide, too – all in the name of giving the C70 a more luxurious feel.

Extensive safety equipment continues to feature throughout – including pop-up rollover bars (which actually deploy even if the roof is up) and curtain airbags (rare on a convertible, and fitted to the tops of the doors). A choice of two petrol and two turbodiesel engines are now offered.

Pricing and full specification details will be revealed closer to launch, with the first cars arriving in early 2010.

The revised Volvo C70 gets its public debut at the later this month.


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