Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

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    Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70



    Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    World unveil to take place at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Jul 15, 2005

    source: Volvo Car Corporation
    Irvine CA – Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) today released the first official photos of the all-new C70. With its innovative three-piece retractable hardtop, the second generation C70 is a car that provides the customer with premium choices.
    (All vehicles have compromises). . With the top up, it's a sporty coupe with dramatic, head-turning style. With the top stowed below the rear deck, it's an open-air convertible that invites wind-in-the-hair fun and excitement. What makes the all-new C70 even more appealing is that there is room for four people.

    The all-new Volvo C70 will be unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September, with sales beginning in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2006 – just in time for summer.

    “We’ve succeeded in creating an attractive convertible which, at the mere touch of a button, converts into an equally elegant coupe. The customer gets two cars in one. Both with space for four adults,” says Volvo Cars President and CEO Hans-Olov Olsson.

    Style-conscious convertible buyers will find the design of all-new C70 offers all of the freedom of a soft top, with the utility and personal security that only a hardtop can deliver upon. The forward-thrusting nose section and aggressively raked rear glass gives the car a powerful profile. “Putting together harmonious lines both with and without a roof is no easy job,” says Fedde Talsma, design manager for the all new Volvo C70. “We decided to start with the bold shape of a sports coupe and when we were satisfied with the result, we made the necessary adjustments to create a convertible.” Along its flowing fenders are the now ubiquitous shoulders that have become a Volvo design icon.

    Unique Safety Solutions

    The all-new Volvo C70 was developed to offer new standards of preventive and protective safety in the convertible market. The car has an advanced body structure and several solutions that make it unique among open-top cars. The lack of a fixed roof has been compensated for by reinforcements in the structure and sophisticated safety technology. One unique example is the new door-mounted inflatable curtain, which is part of the enhanced protection system for side impacts. Since the door-mounted inflatable curtain cannot be fitted within the headliner like other Volvos, it is fitted in the door and inflates upwards when it is deployed.

    Volvo's safety engineers have fine-tuned the door-mounted inflatable curtain to be extra stiff. As a result, it remains upright for a longer period of time and helps to better protect the head in the event of a side impact. In addition, the curtain deflates slowly to help provide additional protection if the car rolls over. This is a unique solution in the automotive world.

    Rest of Article and more pics can be found at:http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publi...ticle_597.html

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    volvo on top with safety as always.

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    That guy looks like he had a hard day lol

    I still think the Saab 9-3 Convertible is better cuz well we have a saab in the family lol.

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Cool.
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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    I was once thinking of ways a Convertible could offer side curtain airbags, and it's amazing I had the same exact idea, I should have patented it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaHoE
    I was once thinking of ways a Convertible could offer side curtain airbags, and it's amazing I had the same exact idea, I should have patented it.
    You could have made a lot of money. I always feared convertibles because of things like side impact and what happens when you roll over? I guess they answered that by making that windshield and supports really strong. I also like the idea of a hardtop better.

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Nice car. I especially like the hardtop look that the car has with the top up (no B-pillar).

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Sweet. Nice job Volvo!

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Looks awesome. I just love how the new Volvo cars look.

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Quote Originally Posted by chevynj
    volvo on top with safety as always.
    They claim to be safe, but being safe is another issue.
    I'll make a new sig. Later.
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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Quote Originally Posted by driverblogger
    Looks awesome. I just love how the new Volvo cars look.
    Same here. A lot better than the days of the 240

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    It looks awsome.... but, im worried that all the volvo car with share a very similar look to the S40.
    Dont do what Pontiac did.

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    how much did they shorten the wheel base???/

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Sweet hard-top convertible! Now is Saab going to offer one, since the G6 (epsilon) has one and all?!

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    Re: Volvo Releases Official Photos of the All-New C70

    Sweet looking ride. Now if they would offer a turbo AWD Coupe without all the weight of the vert I might be interested. It shouldn't be very hard to do but I doubt if it ever will.

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