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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:33:37 GMT

Short Report: 2017 Volvo XC60 AWD  -  New York Daily News
Decades before the Subaru Outback became the darling of the Birkenstock and granola crowd, trusty, brick-shaped Volvo 140, 240 and 740 sedans and wagons held that territory. Today, SUVs have supplanted station wagons, and while Volvo's lineup of ...
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:43:45 GMT

Top 10 reasons the Volvo Amazon is an icon  -  Motoring
The Amazon was the first production car in the world to feature Volvo's patented three point seatbelt device as standard. Volvo argues there is no other single safety feature that has been anywhere near as significant, and it's hard to argue with that ...
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:51:17 GMT

Volvo Backs Up 60 Years To The Birth Of The Amazon  -  Carscoops (blog)
Though the subsequent 140 series was supposed to replace it in 1966, Volvo kept the Amazon in production through 1970, extending production to additional sites in Canada, South Africa, and Belgium. By the end of its lifecycle, Volvo built 667,791 ...
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 22:28:19 GMT

Iconic Volvo Amazon Turns 60 Years Old  -  Automobile
The car's classic lines were penned by 26-year-old Jan Wilsgaard, who later went on to design the Volvo 140, 240, 700 Series, and part of the 800 Series. The four-door was named after the female warriors of Greek mythology. The problem was that a ...
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:24:46 GMT

Happy 50th birthday, Volvo 140  -  Autoweek
Fifty years ago this month, Volvo debuted the model that cemented its reputation for building brick-like cars (in more ways than one), while giving the brand a truly global reach. Unveiled before more than 400 journalists in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Aug.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:41:37 GMT

Volvo 140 Series: Manhunts, Milestones & The Million Seller  -  Automoblog.net (blog)
The 140 was Volvo's expression of the 1960s, noticeable in things like the interior layout, body lines, and large windows. Volvo's trademark “Scandinavian design” is reflected in ways unique to the era in which their cars reside. For the 1960s, the 140 ...
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:50 GMT
Volvo Celebrates 50 Years Since its Millionth Car – Congratulations to the 140 Model!  -  Auto123.com
50 years ago today, on August 17 1966, Volvo introduced the 144 model. The 144 would become Volvo's first one–million unit seller, an accomplishment it attained in eight years. The product of a project dubbed P660, the 140 series had a chassis nearly ...
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:09:43 GMT

Volvo Celebrates Their First Million Seller, 50 Years Later  -  Carlist.my (blog)
It was the 140 series of vehicles, and it succeeded the legendary Amazon that came before it. It's funny when we talk about the "glory days" of Volvo because there were so many different eras- but this was the one when their cars were still stoicly ...
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:40:57 GMT

Volvo marks 50 years since the advent of the 140 series, which had 1.25 million deliveries  -  INAUTONEWS
The first Volvo 140 was presented in front of the world on 17 August, 1966, so naturally the Swedish automaker is making now the half a century anniversary – remembering how the series got a major premiere in front of almost four hundred journalists at ...
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 06:59:41 GMT

Volvo 144 celebrates 50th anniversary, was company's first million seller  -  PerformanceDrive
In classic Volvo fashion, the 140 chassis was extremely tough for its day, and the sophisticated disc brakes front and rear offered superior stopping. Volvo engineers also designed vales to prevent the wheels locking up during heavy braking – a feature ...