Volvo has confirmed prices and trim levels for its forthcoming C70 four-seater hard-top convertible – and the new model is set to tackle soft-top rivals from BMW and Audi head-on.
The base 2.4-litre, 170bhp C70 Sport will cost £26,200, over £2000 less than the BMW 320CiSE and within £200 of Audi’s 2.4 V6 A4 cabrio. The range-topping 220bhp C70 T4 SE Lux will weigh in at £33,225. A diesel version will follow in mid-2006.
The first C70 coupé/convertibles will be in UK showrooms next February, with deliveries starting in the Spring.
Volvo is aiming for 3,000 C70 sales next year, across three specification levels. The base Sport trim includes cruise control, Roll Over Protection System and 17in alloy wheels. The SE version adds leather seats and electric driver’s seat, while the SE Lux boasts 18in wheels and a 12-speaker stereo with Dolby Surround Sound.
All models will feature the three-piece hard-top roof, which switches from coupé to convertible in less than half a minute.