Volvo 480 - a three-door hatchback with 4 seats, creation of the Swedish producer of Volvo Cars, which press release, appeared on October 15, 1985. For the first time the car began to shine before general public on a show car in Geneva in 1986, and next year the model went on sale. Being issued at known factory of DAF cars in Born, the Netherlands, the platform was taken for a basis that in the Volvo 440 models and 460.
Outwardly having similarity with liftbeky (more flat back folding door) and the versatile person, Volvo 480 (Volvo 480) it was positioned in the market as by a compartment.
The first front-wheel car with acting forward headlights had such technical characteristics of Volvo 480: cross-section located 4-cylinder power ohc unit with system of distributive injection. the 1,8-liter engine develops capacity in 102 horsepower’s, and the iron horse receives the 142 Nanometers of a torque already at 3900 revolutions per minute. Being dispersed from 0 to 100 km/h in 10,5 seconds, the indicator of the maximum speed doesn't exceed 185 km/h that considerably concedes Volvo 850.
The presented subsequent updatings of Volvo 480 differed not only bigger capacity and dynamics, but also innovations in design.