Volvo Cars began manufacturing the Volvo 140 series at Torslandaverken in the late summer of 1966 for MY1967 and production continued through my1974.
Beginning with the 140 series, Volvo used a tri-digit nomenclature, indicating series, number of cylinders and number of doors. Thus, the series, which followed the Volvo Amazon and preceded the 200 series, consisted of the Volvo 142 sedan, 144 sedan, and 145 (estate).
The 140 was the first Volvo to feature a more rectilinear or boxy styling. Compared to the Volvo Amazon, the 140 was a radical departure with minimal exterior and interior carryover, notably the front split grille. The car's basic shape would survive into the 1990s as the 200 series.