The facelift Volvo C70 Coupe Convertible appeared at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Major changes include a new front end as well as LED taillights.

The facelift Volvo C70 was part of the Swedish automaker's presentation at the 2009 IAA. Labelled as two cars in one the hard-top C70 features a new front grille, new headlights, more chrome bits and new rear LED lights. Its three-piece hard roof folds neatly into the rear and has a full glass window instead of the cheaper soft transparent plastic found in some convertibles.

The interior was fitted with soft hide seats, exclusive new instruments with gauges and graphics specific to the C70 and a new sleeker instrument panel.

Petrol engine models remain with the 2.4 petrol worth 103kW (140) and 220Nm, the 2.4i with 125kW (170hp) and 230Nm, and the T5 with a 5-cylinder turbo making 169kW (230hp) and 320Nm of torque.

Safety, a heavily marketed Volvo trait, is assured through the inflatable curtains on both doors, front seat side-impact airbags and sturdy metal hoops for roll-over situations.


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