Volvo C70 Convertible Gets Viking Burial

By Matthew Askari | October 31, 2013
The Volvo C70 Convertible will be getting the Viking axe in a few short months, as the Swedish automaker is discontinuing the four-seater convertible. We suspected as much when Volvo didn't mention pricing for the new model year. According to a report in Australia's Drive, the automaker is planning a replacement "as soon as possible."
Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson, however, said there was much to be done before we'd see a new Volvo convertible. "We have quite a journey. We have new four-cylinder engines, we have new top hatson our XC90, our crown jewel which we need to replace and then we need to roll our replacement for S80, V70, S60, V60, XC60, so we have a lot on our plate for a relatively small company," he told the publication.
In the U.S., the C70 never quite developed the attraction or allure of competing models such as the Audi A5 Convertible, much less topless versions of the BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G37. Volvo is offering a final limited version of the C70 Convertible called, appropriately enough, the C70 Limited Edition. The C70 Limited Edition takes the T5 trim's 17-inch wheels up to 18-inches and adds a rear spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, and heated front seats. The Volvo C70 Limited Edition is powered by the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, capable of 227 horsepower.
Source: Drive