THE PROJECT

Two cars in one

The Volvo C70 is the first car developed and manufactured by Pininfarina Sverige AB, a joint venture between Pininfarina S.p.A. (60 percent) and Volvo Car Corporation (40 percent) established in 2003 in Uddevalla, Sweden. Thanks to its three-section steel hardtop, the model combines the elegance of a classic coupe with the fascination of a modern convertible. While the styling is an important factor, the car's outstanding position is based especially on its unique safety technology; the Volvo C70 is one of the safest convertibles in the world.

Design & engineering

Starting from the design defined by Volvo, Pininfarina first of all carried out all the engineering phases at its Cambiano plant with an almost 100-strong team dedicated for close on three years to product and process engineering, followed by the actual production phase at the Uddevalla plant in Sweden. 

 

With its exclusive, new-generation, three-part fully-retractable hard-top, the new Volvo C70 offers customers two cars in one: simply touch a button and the C70 transforms in less than 30 seconds from a sporting coupe into an equally elegant convertible and vice versa.

A Full Service Provider

 

The agreement with Volvo is a relevant example of our strategy oriented to providing global services to the automotive industry.

 

ITALY

 

Pininfarina Style and Engineering Centre
Cambiano (Turin)

 

SWEDEN

 

Volvo
Gothenburg

TIMELINE

Automotive

AT THE SAME TIME...

  • 2002

    TRAM SIRIO

  • 2003

    3M BRAVO AND ENCORE

    Design and functionality. Performance e look. For the new range of 3M multimedia products

  • 2003

    SEDE PININFARINA EXTRA

    When design plays at home: the new Pininfarina Extra headquarters

  • 2003

    SCHREDER FRANCESCA

    An innovative urban lighting device. It is called…

  • 2004

    iDEN® MOBILE PHONES

    Elegance and essentiality. Ergonomics and functionality

  • 2006

    SNAIDERO VENUS

    A synthesis of innovation, technology, beauty and experimentation in a kitchen

  • 2006

    LANGE FLUID

    The new Lange ski boot that offers the best technological innovation and design features

  • 2006

    OLYMPIC CAULDRON

    As high as a 20 floor building, it generates a 4 meter flame

  • 2006

    OLYMPIC TORCH

    The Torch for the 2006 Turin Olympics and Paralympics was designed, engineered and manufactured by Pininfarina

  • 2007

    GORENJE BLACK COLLECTION

    Designing a new space for the soul: the Pininfarina Gorenje Black Collection

  • 2007

    MENTADENT STYLE TECH

    A metal inner part inserted in a body made of transparent plastic and rubber

  • 2007

    SAMSUNG BLACK SECRET

    A formal and aesthetic sobriety transmitting balance and lightness for the innovative monitor LCD

  • 2007

    JACUZZI MORPHOSIS ΩMEGA

    The innovative steam shower with hydromassage

  • 2007

    UFFIX LUNA

    The ideal collection of office furniture

  • 2007

    CEAN

    In the “Insegna” project Pininfarina explores interior architecture

  • 2007

    GICSA - TORRE MEXICO

    Pininfarina enters the residential design field with the Torre México project

  • 2007

    KEATING HOTEL

    With the Keating Hotel, Pininfarina enters the hospitality world

  • 2008

    ALENIA SUPERJET SSJ-100

    Pininfarina design flies high with the Sukhoi Superjet 100

  • 2008

    Design Ability

    Design that is accessible to all is on display at

  • 2008

    CHTPZ STAND

    The mood of architecture applied to interior design. Pininfarina has imagined and developed it for the

  • 2008

    HYPERION

    Pininfarina returns to custom-built vehicle for special customers

  • 2008

    PININFARINA BLUECAR

    It is electric. It does not pollute and it makes no noise. And features the best technological innovations. It is the BLUECAR, conceived and designed by Pininfarina.

  • 2009

    AEROTOYSTORE

    Pininfarina teams up with Aero Toy Store: design takes flight.

  • 2009

    PRINOTH BEAST

    The Beast appears on the snow, the snow groomer designed by Pininfarina

  • 2009

    PACKARD BELL - EASYNOTE TR85

    the notebook designed by Pininfarina

  • 2009

    COCA COLA FREESTYLE

    The designer drinks dispenser: Coca-Cola Freestyle

  • 2009

    PANATTA SPORT PLATINUM GOLD

    The new Cardio-Fitness Line

  • 2009

    RAMAZZOTTI - THE GLOBE PININFARINA

    Pininfarina and Amaro Ramazzotti: design to drink