Adding a bit more elegance to the car's already generous standard feature mix, the 2012 Volvo C70 Inscription makes its world debut in Los Angeles. Shortly thereafter, this front-drive retractable-hardtop convertible will go on sale globally.

Available in Black Stone, Black Sapphire Metallic and Ice White, the C70 Inscription model complements its distinctive exterior palette with a high-gloss painted grille and new LED running lights -- both ringed by chrome surrounds - as well as unique 18-inch Midir alloy wheels that match black centers with polished spokes and perimeter band.

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Inside, the Volvo C70 Inscription offers a host of opulent enhancements headed by Sovereign Hide upholstery in Off-Black or Calcite, an exclusive leather-covered dash, and aluminum inlays on the steering wheel, shift knob, sport pedals and center stack, although buyers can opt to have that final  item enriched by either Black or Nordic Light Oak instead. Rounding out the look are special carpets and floormats as well as the "Inscription" name embroidered into the front headrests.

Unlike other C70 T5 models that retain the existing 2.5-liter/227-horspower turbocharged/intercooled inline-five engine, the version in the 2012 Volvo C70 Inscription Edition makes 250 horses and bumps its peak torque output from 236 to 275 lb-ft thanks to an engine control upgrade developed by Volvo's international motorsport partner, Polestar.

"The C70 is a true icon in our model range," noted Doug Speck, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at the Volvo Car Corporation. "The Inscription is based on our human-centric "Designed Around You" philosophy, offering those who love convertibles and coupes a beautifully detailed version with a lot of curb appeal."

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