In 1991, the Swedish manufacturer Volvo with the Volvo 850 is a very solid mid-range model on the market. The vehicle initially offered only as a Volvo 850 Sedan - joined in 1993, the Volvo 850 Estate added - was a true pioneer of modern security. A new set example The side impact protection system under the symbol SIPS (Side Impact Protection System) represents a further innovation was the five-cylinder engines, which were installed transversely in the engine compartment. Several Volvo 850 2.0, 2.3 Volvo 850 and Volvo 850 2.5 engines with a power range of 126-193 hp formed the base versions. In addition, two stood Volvo 850 T5 models (225 and 250 hp) and a Volvo 850 diesel model (140 hp) as true aces in the offer. With the Volvo 850 gas model, a bi-fuel vehicle that can run on natural gas and gasoline, the Swedish manufacturer in the early 90's environmentally friendly engines. The end of 1996, the Volvo 850 was renamed after an extensive facelift and has since been known as the V70 estate.