Volvo 740 was the 4-cylinder alternative to the Volvo 760. The exterior design was the same. Volvo 740 was a bit more common, not quite as luxurious as the 760. Over the years, the 740 was powered by a range of different engines, mostly 4-cylinder in-line units with or without turbochargers, and there were also 6-cylinder diesel variants.
In addition to the 4-door sedan, Volvo 740 was also available as a 5-door Estate model. Introduced in 1985, Volvo 740 Estate offered lots of interior space and huge load capacity. The 740 estate car owed its immense success to factors such as its sheer reliability and renowned safety levels. It also set new standards of comfort in estate cars.
In autumn 1988, Volvo 740’s exterior design was given a little facelift for the 1989 model year. From August 1990, the Volvo 740 was made in parallel with the Volvo 940 for two years.
The production of the Volvo 740 ended in 1992, after 650,443 Sedans and 358,952 Estate cars had been manufactured.