Clean lines wed the C70 Convertible’s lively new styling with Volvo’s legacy. From the front, the corner to corner grille with its trademark identification and smooth headlamp shape will keep drivers from overlooking that this strong, swooping bit of mechanical craftsmanship is the work of this very much regarded Swedish maker. Headlamp washers are tucked discretely over its somewhat distending guard. The following are alluringly styled air vents. The hood and backside styling persist from the S70, giving a solid family likeness.
That is the place the similitudes end. This two-entryway has a pinched in waistline that partitions the nursery from the body, whose shape enlarges over the haggles again between the tires. Its raked windshield and games auto styling emerge the most when seen in profile. At the point when the top is raised, it makes a slanting, effortless bend extending to its somewhat tucked in back. Brought down, the completely programmed delicate top tucks off the beaten path to give solid, clean lines. The Convertible rides on 7×16-inch compound wheels with 205/55-16 Pirelli P6000 all-season tires. Offering more power, the Coupe comes standard with forceful 17-inch or discretionary 18-inch haggles.
Some of that beauty the Volvo engineers like to discuss can be seen inside. Sliding into the liberal, very much custom-made inside uncovers exquisite lines and calfskin upholstery in light tints. Volvo is planning some awesome insides nowadays. The basin seats are very much shaped, agreeable and steady, with 8-way control changes. There is adequate leg, shoulder and hip room in both the front and back seats, however taller drivers gripe headroom is constrained. Of course, getting into the back is a crush for bigger people.
Controls are anything but difficult to reach. Everything is precisely where you’d anticipate that it will be and works consistently. Dark numerals on dim confronted gages are anything but difficult to peruse and invert during the evening to white on dark. The discretionary stereo is a 400-watt framework with 10 speakers. The three-CD in-dash sound head appears a flawless trade off between single-plate in-dash units and CD magazines that are frequently awkwardly found and particular to stack. Audiophiles can arrange a discretionary 12-speaker stereo with Dolby ProLogic Surround Sound that faculties whether the top is up or down and modifies volume as needs be. Supplemented by Volvo’s tranquil motor, the C70 is a veritable show corridor on four wheels.
While we appreciate the capacity to drop the top, it cuts into the freight limit. The Convertible offers only 8 cubic feet of trunk space, while the Coupe gives marginally more than 13 cubic feet. Consistent with the Volvo legacy, wellbeing is foremost. Programmed rollover loops, collapsed down behind the standard head restrictions in the rearward sitting arrangement, are actuated if the auto flips over. The wellbeing framework incorporates tensioners that naturally fixes all safety belts in a mishap. They are controlled by the same sensors that trigger the double front air sacks and standard side-sway airbags joined into the front seats.
Standard hardware incorporates remote keyless passage, voyage control, aerating and cooling, an excursion PC, a tilt-telescope controlling section, warmed force outside mirrors, and power windows and entryway locks are all standard. Alternatives incorporate premium cowhide trim, warmed front seats and footing control.
Volvo C70 Convertible 1998 Design Interior Exterior