Perhaps Volvo has something else up its sleeve for a future convertible, but that is mere speculation. For now, the Volvo C70 will no longer be produced after MY2013. That means that for the first time in approximately 14 years, there will be no convertible in Volvo showrooms. Volvo first offered the C70 as a coupe and convertible to the US in 1999. The first edition was produced from 1999 to 2004 and was a nice looking vehicle for the times. The convertible came with a soft top and was a bit rough over bumps but was otherwise a nice vehicle. After a year off, it was eventually replaced with the current edition in 2006. Edmunds aptly described the 2006 edition. “Because of its well-thought-out retractable hardtop design, the Volvo C70 is one of the top convertibles to consider if you value style and safety more than outright performance.” The second edition C70 lasted through MY2013 having received a face lift in 2011. It was a nice looking convertible with a hard top that made all-weather driving a possibility.And if you haven’t noticed the most popular color combination was Celestial Blue (light blue metallic) with Calcite interior (white leather). I think I only sold one C70 in another color.
As the C70 drives off into the sunset, I am wondering what you think about it. Was it wise for Volvo to do away with their only convertible? Or was the car too long in the tooth to keep producing? The current C70 shares a platform with the now extinct S40. And with the upcoming platform changes we have been reading about, there is room for something more technologically advanced. I wonder if Volvo will produce an S60 convertible in the future or come up with something entirely different. We shall see.