Press Release
Date of issue   Jun 26, 2013 | ID: 49814

VOLVO 345 (1979-1991)

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.


The 5-door version of the 300 series soon became a very popular car. It became the last-produced version in the 300 series being produced up to 1991, by which time the 3- and 4-door versions were not longer being made.




Model: 345

Produced: 358,024

Body: 5-door hatchback

Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line OHV, 1,397 cc; 4-cylinder, in-line SOHC, 1,986 cc; 4-cylinder, in-line, 1,721 cc or 4-cylinder, in-line SOHC 1,596 cc diesel.

Transmission: Automatic, continuously variable CVT, 4-speed manual, 5-speed manual.

Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear.

Dimensions: Overall length 419 cm, wheelbase 239.5 cm.

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