Volvo 360 5D Hatchback : 1983

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Autumn 1982 saw the introduction of a new model in the Volvo range - the 360.

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1983 Volvo 360 5D Hatchback.

The Volvo 360 was based on the 340 range but featured a 4-cylinder 2-litre engine. The "360" model designation was introduced to give these better-equipped and more powerful cars a profile of their own.

A sportier variant called the 360 GLT was also introduced at the same time, featuring a more powerful fuel-injected version of the same engine.

The picture shows the 5-door version. There was also a 3-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan.

• Model: 360 5-door
• Produced: 1983 -1989
• Volume: 76,281
• Body: 5-door hatchback
• Engine: 4-cylinder in-line OHC unit, 1,986 cc, 88.9 x 80 mm
• Transmission: 5-speed manual
• Brakes: Hydraulic, front disc brakes
• Dimensions: Overall length 441 cm, wheelbase 240 cm

(source: Volvo)

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(March 2006). Volvo is introducing a reworked identity as part of widespread changes to the way it markets itself.

The Swedish motor vehicle manufacturer has appointed branding agency Bite to develop its logo as part of a plan to elevate the marque's iron symbol to give it the same level of prominence as the Volvo mark.

The changes, which are the brand's most significant in 75 years, are intended to eradicate inconsistencies in the application of the Volvo identity across its models and communications.

The company also wants to make greater use of the iron symbol, which it claims is recognised as a good illustration of the strength and endurance of its vehicles.

The changes to the logo are subtle, with the iron mark now more curved and thicker bevelled edges. The shape of the arrow has also been changed slightly. The blue of the "Volvo" script is retained, but the silver used for the iron mark is now a softer matt shade in an attempt to give it a more luxurious feel.

The new look will be introduced across all the brand's promotional activity -- previously it had used only the word "Volvo".

The reworked logo will first appear on the C30 model, which is due to be launched at the Paris Motor Show in September, and international promotional material for the model. Volvo hopes the C30 will rid it of its traditional association as a safe choice of family car and make it appeal to a younger and broader audience.

The changes follow Volvo's decision to relaunch its customer magazine, which is produced by Redwood Publishing.

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