VOLVO 343/345

3-door/5-door 5-seater hatchback.

Effectively the fourth-generation Daf, but well and truly Volvo-ised before launch. Like 55, built in Holland, but fitted with 70bhp Renault engine and offering 94mph top speed Renamed 340 series in 1982, and continues to this day, with hatchback style (saloon version came in eighties), having de Dion rear end for stable handling. Five-door introduced before 1980, but important change was a manual (240-series) gearbox option for 1979 model year and beyond.

Technical Specifications
1397 (S4 OHV)
Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Production dates
1976 to 1991
Number produced
over 1,000,000 by end 1988
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