Also designed by Jan Wilsgaard, the 200 series replaced the 140 and 164, and overlapped production of the Volvo 700 series introduced in 1982. As the 240 remained popular, only the 260 was displaced by the 700 series A which Volvo marketed alongside the 240 for another decade.
Ironically, the 700 series was replaced a year before the 240 was discontinued. The Volvo 240 was Volvo's best-selling car from 1975 until 1982 The Volvo 240 and 260 Series was introduced in the autumn of 1974, and was initially available as six variations of the 240 Series (242L, 242DL, 244DL, 244GL, 245L and 245DL) and two variations of the 260 Series (264DL and 264GL).
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