The Volvo 940 is a mid-size car produced by Volvo Cars from 1990 to 1998. Along with the 960, the 940 was an update to the 740 series. The 940 was available in sedan and station wagon body styles.
1. Unlike most other cars of its time, the 940 was designed with safety in mind from the ground up. It was one of the first cars to feature side impactbars and seatbelt pre-tensioners.
2. The 940 was also available with four-wheel drive – a rarity in a non-SUV car at that time.
3. In 1993, the 940 was the first car to be fitted with driver and passenger side airbags as standard.
The 940 was the last car to be designed by legendary Swedish designer Jan Wilsgaard before his retirement. Wilsgaard had been with Volvo since 1952 and was responsible for designing some of their most iconic cars, including the P1800, Amazon, 240 and 740.