The 2012 C70 falls easily under the description of unashamedly exotic indulgence with Volvo fully aware that anyone buying such a car is on the lookout to seriously spoil themselves. For that reason, Volvo have held nothing back , pandering the C70 owner with a long list of treats, combining technology and comfort to produce the highest level of cabin finish.
For 2012 the Volvo C70 comes with three levels of trim, the basic T5, T5 Premier Plus and the top of the range T5 Platinum.
Even the most basic T5 base model arrives with jaw dropping levels of trim starting from keyless entry, hide upholstery, leather covered steering wheel that tilts and telescopes, power adjustable front seats, cruise control, CD player, climate control, trip computer, satellite and HD radio hooked up to an eight speaker sound , Bluetooth connectivity and seventeen inch alloy wheels with 235/45R17 94V all season tires.
Buyers who move up to Premier Plus levels get all of the above as well as parking sensors at the back of the vehicles, while T5 Platinum level brings with it a mind boggling 14 speaker audio system.
For those whose budget knows no limit Volvo have another two packages up their sleeves, the Climate and the Technology, which will take the Volvo C70 to entire new levels of finish.
As you would expect, safety features abound on the Volvo C70 starting from front-seat side airbags that will inflate upwards in the event of an accident, whiplash-reducing front seats, stability control, Volvo's City Safety feature that will, without driver intervention, cause the vehicle to apply its brakes to prevent a collision. Being a hardtop/soft top configuration has meant that Volvo's engineers have had to take the scenario of a possible rollover very much into account. This they have done through developing and placing roll hoops hidden behind the rear seats that will deploy whether the roof is retracted in the unlikely event of the C70 turning on its roof .
Fuel consumption for the Volvo 70 Coupe 2.5 liter inline five cylinder turbo-charged engine, according to the US EPA averages at 23 miles per gallon with 18 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the open road.
While the C70 is unique as being the only retractable roof coupe in the luxury class it still has to compete with some serious rivals for its share of the " money to burn" market. Main players are, of course, Audi, BMW, Infiniti with their G37 and the Lexus IS C.
Built for the long term, every new 2012 Volvo C70 that leaves the dealership does so backed up with a basic five years or 60, 000 miles all inclusive warranty with a free maintenance package till it reaches these figures.