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2014-04-24 13:33

THE WAGON: The Volvo 240 series was born in 1982 and was later joined by the 740 in 1984. Image: Volvo


Volvo has designed a light and inflatable rearward-facing child seat concept. What's more, the company is celebrating 50 years of child safety.

In 1982 the 240 series was joined by the 700 series. The Volvo 760, was launched in 1982 and was supplemented by the Volvo 740 in 1984.

Gallery: Volvo celebrates 50 years

Volvo said: "Many people, particularly in Sweden, reacted to the size - it looked so much bigger than the 240 they had grown accustomed to. But the design was played tricks on the eye - the 740/760 was the same length and height."

The angular design also contrasted with the more rounded shapes being produced by many other car manufactures at the start and middle of the 1980s.

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