Volvo 140
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Volvo
Model: 140
Volvo 140

The 140 was the first Volvo to feature the classic boxy look, which was originally created because it provided a lot of interior space. When compared to the Volvo Amazon, the 140 was a groundbreaking new design as the only similar styling features were the split grill and parts of the interior. This basic shape lived into the 1990s with the 200 series. The Volvo 140 is a series from Volvo that consists of the models Volvo 142, which is a two doors model, the Volvo 144, which is a four-door model, and the Volvo 145, which is a wagon model. Further, there was the 145 Express, which had a higher roof. The 140 was first launched in 1967, and was produced until 1974. At that point the series was replaced by the Volvo 200 series, which shared components with the 140. Starting with the 140 series, Volvo began to use a three number naming scheme for their cars. The first number was the series, the second number indicated the number of cylinders and the third number was the number of doors. This is a very mechanical and logical manner in which to name an automobile. This is not a creative and emotionally appealing manner to name an automobile. It seems that Volvo had a clear idea of the type of people they were looking to reach anyhow, and they were not the whimsical buyers. Anyhow, the first 140s used the same 85 hp B18 engine as the Amazon, and both cars later received the 2 liter B20 engine in upgrades. Mechanically, the car used many of the same drivetrain components as the Amazon as well, but also showcased many enhancements, with one such example being disk brakes on all four wheels. The 140 was named car of the year in 1966 by Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld. Volvo later released a raised roof version of the Volvo 145 estate wagon known as the Express.

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