1989 - 1996


The Volvo 460 was launched in 1989 as the saloon version of the front-wheel-drive 440 hatchback.

The Volvo 460 had the same basic technical structure and layout as the 480 sports coupé. This means it shared the sports model's transverse engine and front wheel drive, and of course it reaped the benefits of the 480's excellent handling and road holding.

During its model life, the 460 were available with a number of different engines ranging from 1.6 to 2.0 litres. All were 4-cylinder units with a single overhead camshaft, and all were developed from the same engine family.

Technical Specifications

Model: 460
Produced: 1989 - 1996
Volume: 238401
Body: 5-door hatchback
Engine: 4-cylinder in-line OHC 1,596 cc, 1,721 cc with or without turbo, 1,794 cc or 1,998 cc, and 4-cylinder in-line OHC 1,870 cc Turbo Diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes front and drums rear or discs all round
Dimensions: Wheelbase 250 cm