1970 - The Volvo Amazon (P120) was phased out. During the year Volvo passed the 2 million car production mark. 1971 - The most powerful standard car Volvo had ever produced was presented - the Volvo 164 E. And 1800 ES was presented. 1972 - Volvo presented a safety vehicle - the VESC, Volvo Experimental Safety Car. 1973 - The US became Volvo's largest market ahead of Sweden.Volvo Technical Centre ...
When the Volvo 343 was presented in the winter of 1976, it was the first totally new car from the Dutch company Volvo Car BV. The Volvo 343 entered a very important segment for the European markets - the compact segment.
The 340-series soon became very popular in a number of countries in Europe. To further widen its appeal to many customers and markets demanding at least four doors, a 5-door version called 345 was introduced in the autumn of 1979, as the 1980 model year.