From the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Cars.com's Mike Hanley takes a look at the 2011 Volvo C70.
(dramatic music) <v Narrator>Cars.com Auto Review. Hi, I'm Mike Hanley with cars.com, and we're here at the Chicago Auto Show. And this is the 2011 Volvo C70.
It's a retractable hardtop convertible, and it gets some significant styling changes for 2011. The big styling changes are up front on the C70. It gets a new grill, new headlights and new front fenders. And the new look is in keeping with what Volvo is doing on its other models, like the XC60 crossover and S80 large sedan. And like the XC60, the C70 also gets LED tail lights, that give it a unique appearance. Volvo says it takes just 30 seconds to transform the C70 from a hardtop coupe, to an open-top convertible. And, there's also been some changes to the interior of the car with new dashboard graining, revised instruments. And there's still the focus on safety, which is what Volvo's historically been known for, as the C70 comes with inflatable curtain airbags that open from the doors right here. The C70 is still powered by a turbo-charged five cylinder engine that gets good highway fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon. And this model costs a little bit less than it did before, it starts at just under $40,000 now. And when you combine that with the additional standard features, like an automatic transmission in the changes Volvo's made, you're getting more for your money with this car. <v Narrator>For more car related news, go to cars.com, or our blog, kickingtires.net.