Volvo celebrate 25th birthday of iconic 850


The Volvo 850 is celebrating its 25th birthday and a life that includes many historic events and appearances.

First revealed in 1991, the 850 GLT was launched under the banner of "a dynamic car with four world firsts". These were its transverse five-cylinder engine, new rear axle, integrated side-impact protection and a self-adjusting seat belt. As usual, Volvo was at the fore in terms of both passenger and pedestrian safety.