Volvo has released new information about their updated 2010 C70 convertible.

Set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the facelifted C70 features dynamic styling inspired by the S60 Concept. The most noticeable exterior update is a completely redesigned front end that features a bold grille, new headlights, and additional chrome detailing. Out back, the changes are more modest as the biggest difference is the addition of LED taillights. As before, the convertible comes equipped with a three-piece steel roof which can be raised or lowered in approximately 30 seconds.

Inside, Volvo modernized the interior by adding a redesigned instrument panel and new "soft hide" seats.

Under the hood, Volvo's familiar lineup of diesel and petrol engines carry over. On the petrol side there's the base 2.4 with 140 hp and 220 Nm of torque, the mid-level 2.4i with 170 hp and 230 Nm of torque, and the range topping T5 with 230 hp and 320 Nm of torque. Diesel models include the 2.0D with 136 hp and 320Nm of torque as well as the D5 with 180 hp and 400 Nm of torque.

As always, Volvo is quick to stress the C70's advanced safety features. Designed to be one of the safest convertibles in the world, the C70 boasts unique door-mounted inflatable curtains, side-impact airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, and pop-up rear metal hoops which deploy in case of a rollover.


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