Produced from 1984 to 1990 in the Sedan (744) and Station Wagon (745) versions, the Volvo 740 is based on the structure of the contemporary 760, but was much more successful than the latter (220,000 of 760s and 1 million of 740s were sold) being more affordable. On the 740, some aesthetic traits that characterize the more premium 760 have been omitted; among these, it is noted that the bumpers and the window frames are free of chromed profiles. Despite the small aesthetic components, the 740 is a car of excellent quality and, like any Volvo worthy of its name, it perfectly meets all the most rigorous standards of resistance. The engines, both diesel and petrol, range from 82 to 165 horsepower. A slight aesthetic restyling was introduced in 1987. Three years later, the 740 was replaced by the 940, which takes on all its distinctive features as if it were more of a deep facelift than a real successor.
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🏎️ Volvo 740 Station Wagon (or 745)
📍 Sweden
🛠️ 2.4 Diesel 82HP
💶 No longer on sale
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