Together with the Volvo 940, the Volvo 960 was launched in the year 1990 as a 1991 model. The Volvo thought of producing a car that would substitute the retiring Volvo 760. This 960 model is available in two versions — the 4-door sedan and the 5-door estate car. Basically, the 940 and the 960 models had an almost absolute similarity.
Some notable distinction between the two models is that the 960 is powered by an all-new in-line 6-cylinder block and double overhead camshafts, DOHC unit, 2, 473 cc or 2, 922 cc engine, with each cylinder being equipped with 4 valves. This kind of advanced power unit engine took the first level in an all-original generation of in-line engines which was later on improved into a fresh series of 5-cylinder and 4-cylinder Volvo cars.
As a Volvo trademark, the Volvo 960 demonstrated also numerous safety features such as the three-point inertia-reel seat belt and adjustable head restraint in the middle of the rear seat, and adding to its safety features is the integration of an optional child seat that is built into the rear seat's middle armrest. This only proves that a car like this one deserves to receive international recognitions such as the "Prince Michael Road Safety Award" and the "Autocar & Motor" prize for showcasing outstanding safety features. Indeed Volvo prioritizes safety above anything and this was manifested in the 960 model.
After 5 years of production the Volvo 960 model underwent a complete redesign as its front was facelifted, and the chassis under the skin was a bit less than a brand new, plus a new 2.5 liter, 6-cylinder engine enhanced the previous 3-liter edition. Nevertheless, the Volvo 960 even before its comprehensive redesign took place has already successfully sold around 75, 476 units of the 4-door sedan, and around 27, 137 units of the 5-door estate car by the end of the year 1995.
The 4-door Volvo 960 sedan that measures an overall length of 487 centimeters or around 191.7 inches and a wheelbase of 277 centimeters or around 109 inches is a bit longer as compared to the estate car that measures around 484.5 centimeters or around 190.7 inches. Both have a standard transmission of either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic, and have hydraulic, all-around disc brakes.
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