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2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Edition looks a bit moody

Volvo doesn't have a big presence at the LA Auto Show, but the Swedish automaker did manage to roll out a new special edition model for our edification. The C70 Inscription is a new trim limited to only 2,000 units worldwide. The Inscription will be available in the U.S. with Volvo's T5 five-cylinde

Volvo offering 23-hp upgrade for $1,295

Volvo enthusiasts should know the name Polestar well. The performance garage has a long history of tuning Volvos, and was anointed by the factory to run its works touring car program. Based on that success, Polestar launched a radical C30 PCP concept that is tipped to jump-start a Noah Joseph

Volvo rolling in to LA with C70 Inscription edition

Never quite capable of keeping its sales in pace with its German rivals, the Volvo C70 doesn't appear long for this world. The joint venture with Pininfarina that produced the C70 is shutting down and we've yet to receive any word on a potential new production site. So what we could be looking at here is the hardtop convertible's swa

Volvo to end C70 production in Uddevalla, will it surface elsewhere?

Volvo has announced that it will cease production at the company's joint-venture plant with Pininfarina Sverige in Uddevalla, Sweden, according to Ward's Auto. That means manufacturing of the C70 convertible is without a home.

Contemporary furniture designer Thonet takes on Volvo C70 gearshift duties

Thonet shift knobs for Volvo C70 – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Volvo C70 priced from $39,950 with more standard features

2010 Volvo C70 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Volvo planning major lineup changes

Automotive News is dishing on Volvo's product lineup plans between now and 2010. The newly released second-generation S80 won't see any major changes, nor will the new 70-series wagons, the C70, or the C30. The S40's going to bid us adieu, as there's price overlap with the S60, and the S60's not much larger than the S40. The C30's going to serve as the entry-level Volvo, while also angling at MINI's territory of cutieified premium small cars. The S60, while handsomely drawn, is becoming

Volvo C70 to get turbo-diesel

Volvo is adding a four cylinder engine to the C70 coupe lineup this fall. The 2.0L turbo-diesel puts out 136hp and 236lb-ft of torque and gets 38.6mpg on the EU combined cycle. The engine has a particulate filter as standard equipment to meet the Euro IV emissions requirements. While the C70 gets good fuel economy in Europe, we probably won't get it in the US. The diesel is expected to account for about ten percent of C70 sales glob

IIHS crashes convertibles too! Saab 9-3, Volvo C70 earn top ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just wrapped up its own version of a clinical demolition derby on some of the newest drop tops around, and when the airbag dust settled, the Saab 9-3 and the Volvo C70 earned the Institute's Top Safety Pick award. Both vehicles scored "good" in front, side and rear crashes, while others, like the Pontiac G6, didn't fare quite as well.

Fast? Ja. Stylish? Ja. - Heico Sportiv to unveil 5 Volvo models at Essen

Heico Sportiv has unveiled their latest Volvo upgrades just prior to the Essen Motorshow with nary a chrome rim in sight. Heico covers the entire Volvo range, from C30 to a butching-up of the XC90 ute and finishing at the top of the range with a beautifully executed toning of the C70s lines. They've deftly modified the C30, creating the Heico HS3 D5 with a juiced diesel powertrain and upgrades to the chassis, interior and styling. The THOR_2 is a two wheel drive version of the Heico HS3 THOR tha

Volvo, Ford, Chrysler recalling thousands

The NHTSA says Ford, Volvo and Chrysler are recalling a total of about 300,600 vehicles.

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