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STYLING | 8 out of 10
Kelley Blue Book
elegant and modernly handsome sheet metal
Road & Track
Yah, shoor Sven, real pretty, and looks real sporty
Car and Driver
While the C70's exterior design is attractive butif also less than inspiring, it looks equally good with the top up or down, and the interior delivers the lookappearance you expect from a luxury convertible.
Not everyone is disappointed with the Volvo's looks, however. Car and Driver says the 2010 C70's "aggressive snoot and shrink-wrapped sheetmetal" deliver "seductive good looks." Road & Track also finds the car "elegant" and, while conservative, also "modernly handsome." Cars.com findsdeems the smooth, rounded design "a far cry from the boxy Volvos of yore." Edmunds praises the slick hardtop mechanism, and notes that the time it takes to unfold gives onlookers time to "admire the car's fluid lines."
The console design is slick, like an audiophile's speaker cabinet, with aluminum trim and a generally moderncontemporary Scandinavian theme. The 2010 Volvo C70's modern, attractive interior styling is focused on the center console area, with its floating, sculpted-wood face, described by Kelley Blue Book as a "serious wow." Detroit News also praises the wood elements, noting in particular the "laminated oak trim," which it calls "the best wood accent ever seen on a car." Edmunds offers some minor criticism, noting that, "The controls used to access stereo, Bluetooth and navigation functions are clunky and not intuitive," but going on to explain that "Volvo's trademark ‘reclining man' climate controls are virtually idiot-proof."
Clean, conservative, and with attention to detail, the 2010 Volvo C70's design is a success with the top up or down.