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Vehicle Details: 2013 Volvo C70 Summer Fun

Put the top down one last time

The Volvo C70 is a stylish four-place hardtop convertible that gives you top-down summer enjoyment, and a snug, quiet, comfortable environment the rest of the time. The C70 is a true Volvo, from its style and safety to its blend of comfort and sport. Very few vehicles walk the line as capably as the C70.
 
Drop the insulated retractable top back with the push of a button, and you're set to go in classic summer cruising style. It's like having two cars in one, and the changeover takes only 30 seconds. Standard leather upholstery pampers occupants, and the trademark Volvo center stack lends a high-style, airy feel to the interior. The 12-speaker, 900-watt audio system in the C70 means you’ll be able to drum along on the leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel to your favorite music at any road speed you can legally attain.
 
The run up to any speed is a quick matter thanks to the proven 2.5-liter turbocharged inline five-cylinder with 230 hp and 236 lb/ft of torque. A five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with manual control smoothly feeds the power to the standard 17-inch front wheels. There are two trim levels available for the C70: Premier Plus and Platinum.
 
The Premier Plus trim level includes Keyless Drive, rear park assist, integrated HomeLink universal remote and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Selecting the Platinum trim level will get you a Navigation System with Map Care and a Premium Sound System with Dolby Pro Logic II surround-sound and subwoofer.
 
The C70 Inscription bumps the horsepower and torque to 250 and 273, respectively. Wheels for C70 Inscription models are 18 inches, and you'll be able to spot the Inscription models by their standard LED daytime running lights in the front spoiler and extra exterior chrome detailing.
 
The interior of C70 Inscription models feature uniquely-stitched leather upholstery, sport pedals, a high-gloss grille, and a leather instrument panel with off-black leather upholstery covering the dashboard with contrasting stitching.
 
In every C70, you'll find electronic climate control with pollen filter, power front seats with memory, a handsome watch-dial instrument cluster, aluminum accents throughout the interior, and a roll-top center console. Volvo's long safety legacy means that every C70 is well equipped to look after you. There are front and side airbags, and unique inflatable curtain airbags that deploy up from the doors, so they work even when the top is down. The Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) helps minimize neck injuries, and there are pretensioners for the seatbelts. The C70 can make top-down motoring a family affair easily, too, with easy-to-use LATCH child seat anchors and its unique position as one of the few four-seat convertibles on the market that has a useable back seat.
 
The body structure of the C70 is designed with extra reinforcement to maintain its rigidity without a roof. High-strength steel is used in the underlying structure of the car to help maintain rollover protection, and fast-deploying rollover hoops are situated in the rear deck.
 
Several packages are available for the C70, like the Dynamic Package, which adds Active dual-Xenon lights, 18-inch Midir alloy wheels and a three-spoke leather steering wheel with aluminum inlay, all plucked from the C70 Inscription. The Climate Package adds heated front seats, headlamp washers, humidity and rain sensors and the Interior Air Quality System (IAQS). The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) is available, as well, to keep an eye on vehicles in those hard-to-see areas. The Polestar Performance option allows any C70 driver to enjoy the extra grunt that's standard for Inscription models.
 
The equation for summer fun is simple. Climb into a C70, add up to three people, put the top down, turn the fantastic audio system up, and go.

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