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Volvo C70 2010: a slight remodeling that was needed ...

Appeared for the first time in 1996, the cut C70 has been joined by a convertible version in 1998. Eight years later, he underwent a major overhaul as the first cut-cabriolet offered by this Swedish brand.

For the 2010 model year, it benefited from a slight remodeling, especially at its facies which is granted the new home grid thus approaching the style of the grille XC60 models. In the latter, add new, more slender and more powerful headlights. In the rear section of the newcomer, we find new sidelights redraw and especially more visible.

Breaker Volvo C70 remains a sports car that can accommodate four passengers. The interior has undergone redevelopment lightweight, especially in regard to the dashboard. It has the broadest aspect allows the driver to enjoy outbursts collars on the legs, while providing a dashboard that says more functional and certainly more ergonomic.

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For more details, here is the press release issued by Volvo Canada

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Modernization cutter Volvo C70

The new Volvo C70 2011 will be unveiled on September 15 at the Auto Show in Frankfurt will present new front and rear lines and some minor changes to the interior. The vehicle will continue to offer a retractable hardtop, in three parts, a roominess for four people and a world-class safety. With the revival of mid-cycle, the Volvo Car Corporation tends to emphasize the captivating look of the vehicle.

"The Volvo C70 has classic convertible a line while maintaining its own identity, says Fedde Talsma, Exterior Chief Designer at Volvo Cars. What we have done is to carefully redesign the front and rear of the vehicle to better align with Volvo models today and tomorrow. We also found the exclusive character of materials and finishing details to enhance the atmosphere of luxury and comfort to the interior of the car. "

Like the current model, the C70 will be renovated anime by a turbo engine 5-cylinder 2.5 liter power 227 HP and a torque of 236 Nm The power is delivered to the front wheels through d a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic. The vehicle will be available in Canada in the first half of 2010 and its price will be unveiled some time before launch.

Modernization of the front section

With its new front lines, the Volvo C70 reveals the attributes of design introduced by the S60 concept car presented at the Auto Show in Detroit in early 2009 and more closely resemble the larger vehicles in the range of Volvo Cars.

The details of the body such as the front wings have been redesigned. The nose is more cuneiform and its relief was accentuated by moving certain elements both longitudinally and vertically. Thus, new headlights and new trim fog were deported, inclined upwards and towards the back and the detail of the lower grille has been increasing.

Seen from the front, the front forms a "V" open and inviting. The expansion of the iron mark and the new air intake further strengthens its imposing posture.

New exclusive online back

The high-tech LED lamps, of the same type as those used in the Volvo XC60, are the most apparent change in the back. Entire module lights highlights the oval that frames the rear panel of the new C70.

Just like in the front, new lines and details of the bumper and other items have been integrated to better express the depth and dynamism of the new body.

Axis toward the driver cabin

The interior was modernized in several respects to create an atmosphere quite unique in the Volvo C70. The dashboard was redesigned, gaining a wider and elance aspect, and the surface of the table now has a new texture that enhances the quality.

The new array of exclusive onboard, with dials and graphics reserved to C70, eloquently demonstrates the way in which the premium character of the car has been developed.

"We have new interiors axis attributes to the driver to give him a perception of even greater rewards at the wheel of the vehicle. The seats are upholstered in a new type of soft leather, and the finish is better to make Detailed driving experience more pleasant, "says Talsma.

Security of international

The new Volvo C70 has been designed as one of the safest convertibles on the market, providing a both a preventive and protective safety. The car has a body structure evolved and several of its features are unique in the segment convertibles. For protection in case of collision, the lack of a fixed roof has been compensated by structural reinforcements and sophisticated technology.

Rollover protection

The C70 has strong metal hoops that hoist behind the rear seat passengers to create an event that the vehicle makes a ton additional protective space. These hoops, which are part of the system Roll Volvo protection (ROPS) are active by a gyro sensor. Since the Volvo C70 has a rear window glass, the arches are equipped with small spikes that break the glass to ensure the appropriate operation when the roof is closed.

Unique curtain airbags integrated doors

An important part of the roll-over protection against lateral impact and the inflatable curtain is integrated to the doors. The curtain has a greater rigidity ensured by the use of two rows of deportes panels that help keep it upright and protect the head of occupants even when the windows are open. Moreover, curtains deflate slowly, helping to provide additional protection in the event that the vehicle makes a barrel.

Airbag protection against lateral impact and seatbelt pretensioners with four seats

In addition to the lateral curtain airbags, front seat occupants also have airbags for protection against lateral impact. They are large enough to protect both the chest and hips. In addition, the inflatable curtain is in conjunction with the safety belt pretensioners to contribute to provide the best possible protection for front seat occupants in a rollover situation or lateral impact. Pretensioners seat belts are used in four places.

Useful information about the roof of the Volvo C70:

The vehicle must be stationary so that the roof can be opened or closed

A vertical clearance of 2 meters is enough to open or close the roof

No additional space is required behind the vehicle to open or close the roof

It takes about 30 seconds to open or close the roof, regardless of the climate

An electric motor, a hydraulic pump and a computer are used to open or close the roof

The trunk lid can be opened to two positions to the rear to open or close the roof or normal way to give access to the luggage compartment

The roof is made up of three sections

The roof panels are made of steel

The joints between sections of the panel are sealed with rubber

The side slip against the glass groove of the roof after the latter closes

The trunk lid is made of aluminum and steel

The torsional rigidity of the body increases by about 15% when the roof is closed

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