Volvo 940
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Volvo
Model: 940
Volvo 940

The Volvo 940 is among the final models in the long-running line of large rear-wheel drive cars from Volvo. It was introduced in 1991, as essentially a cosmetically altered 740. All of the engines, and most of the other options offered in the 940 had been available in the 740. The 940 was in fact more closely related to the 740 than the 760 itself. They shared the same dashboard, engine choices and sheet metal from the A-pillar forward. On the other hand, the 960 was a product of the 760. The 760 and 960 front sheet metal, independent rear suspension, dashboard and other interior features were all exclusive to the two upscale models listed. In the United States, the 1991 940 was offered in three versions with the first being the 940GLE which used a 16-valve version of the 2.3-litre engine, the second being the 940 Turbo which used a turbocharged 2.3-litre, and the third being the top-end 940SE which included body-colored trim, and premium features such as leather, power seats and a moon roof as standard equipment. By 1992, the 940 GLE was downgraded with a 114bhp 2.3-litre 4-cylinder engine and was sold as the 940 GL. The 940 SE was dropped and supplanted by the similar 960, but the 940 Turbo remained largely the same. Finally, production of the 940 series ended in 1998, at which point the range was rebadged as the Volvo S90 and V90. 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. Both have stood the test of time.

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