Volvo Convertible Strikes With a Unique Synthesis

By: Kevin Anderson


The daring and passionate Scandinavian design is incorporated by Volvo in its newest convertible - C70. Volvo C70 Convertible is a transformation inspired by sporty aggressiveness of today's cars. No horrid protuberances and bulges are found in this model, just smooth angles of aesthetic elegance.

Beauty must not only be skin deep. Moreover, several enhancements have been made to to boost its functionality. Volvo has designed its new convertible to make the riders savor its in-depth driving pleasure and comfort.

With a touch of the button, C70's top fold seamlessly. This is the pinnacle of the new convertible. Said model is now equipped with retractable hard top. What is seemingly a solid roof can disassemble into three tiny pieces and arrange themselves into the trunk space. Said motion takes an amazing thirty-second time to be accomplished.

The style of Volvo C70 Convertible especially the retractable hard top, was made possible by the collaboration of Volvo design and Pininfarina. The latter is a renowned Italian coachbuilder with a car factory in Uddevalla, Sweden. The retractable hard top is tricky to engineer. Nonetheless, due to hard work and determination, Volvo has come up with its masterpiece convertible.

Volvo C70, weighing 325 pounds more than sedan, is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter in-line five-cylinder putting out 218 hp, similar to that of a sport version of sedan. It has a 13-cubic-foot trunk, optional Dynaudio sound system, more nuts and bolts to maximize support and security as well as comfortable upholstery.

The coinage of 'retractables' parallel to 'convertibles, is getting common these days. This is because of the advances in car engineering and manufacturing which are incorporated warmly by the automakers. Volvo is one of the famed contributors of 'retractables'. Its contribution includes the first side-curtain air bag in an open-top car. Volvo has also engineered side-curtain bags that shoot upward from the doors. Another valuable contribution is the use of pyrotechnic rollover bars. The bars will spring up when they sense a forthcoming rollover.

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