VOLVO 360 (1982-1989)
Autumn 1982 saw the introduction of a new model in the Volvo range - the 360. The Volvo 360 was based on the 340 range and featured a 4-cylinder 2-litre engine together with a 5-speed gearbox. The "360" model designation was introduced to give these better-equipped and more powerful cars a profile of their own.
A year after the launch of the 360 Series, the range was expanded with a 4-door saloon featuring a conventional luggage compartment. This version gave the body a longer rear overhang and thus increased total body length as well.
As a more economical version than the 360 saloon, the 340 series was also produced in 4-door saloon shape (79,964 cars of this 340 version being made).
A sportier variant called the 360 GLT was also introduced at the same time, powered by a fuel-injected version of the same engine.
Produced: 33,535 (3-door), 66,207 (4-door), 76,281 (5-door)
Body: 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line SOHC unit, 1,986 cc
Transmission: 4 or 5-speed manual
Brakes: Hydraulic, front disc brakes
Dimensions: Overall length 423 cm (3-door) / 441 cm (5-door and sedan), wheelbase 240 cm.