Sales of the new Volvo C70
hardtop convertible have been so brisk that company has already upped its production from 16,000 annual units to 20,000. It will likely become even more popular now that Volvo
has introduced its first diesel
engine in the Swedish convertible, a 2.4L turbodiesel initially developed for the S60
but downsized and detuned for the C70
. Known as the D5, this five-cylinder turbodiesel develops 180 horsepower and 258 ft-lbs. of torque. It will initially be mated with a five-speed automatic transmission.