Volvo 760

The Volvo 700 and 900 series are two ranges of mid-size luxury cars manufactured by Swedish company Volvo in the 1980s and the1990s. These models were styled to appeal to the American buyer and to allow the company to expand into the United States. The 700 series was launched in 1982, followed in 1990 by the 900 series. The 760 was Volvo's desire to make a name for itself in the prestige market. This came after they were able to build a reputation for solid and safe cars. The 760 also spawned a less equipped version known as the 740, which was introduced for the 1985 model year. The 740 was introduced in the United States in 1985 as a simply equipped version of the Volvo 760. The 740 model was meant to be a mid-size car with more style, performance, and luxury than the 200 series. Later, the 760 was discontinued after the 1990 model year and was replaced by the Volvo 960. The 960 was an updated model on the 760 chassis. All of the 760s were manufactured in Kalmar, Sweden where production came to an end on June 27, 1990. For the 1988 model year, the 760 received some enhancements. On the exterior, the most recognizable of the 2,000 changes were the revised front end, including a new aluminum hood, recessed windscreen wipers and new aerodynamic headlights. On the interior, all 760s were given a new electronic climate control system, a revised dashboard, three-position tilt steering wheel and a new stereo system. On the underside of the car, the sedans received the same multi-link independent rear suspension that was used on the 780. Further, the Volvo 760 was also used as a police car in several countries. Not to mention, East German dictator Erich Honecker also often used this Volvo Model in his governmental car pool.