Volvo P2 Platform

The Volvo P2 Platform

The Volvo P2 platform is a car foundation on which Volvo built many of its 2000s models on. The first Volvo to be built upon this platform was the 1999 S80 luxury sedan.

The P2 platform was engineered to easily accept all-wheel-drive and extended chassis variants. It allowed Volvo enormous flexibility in what they could offer, while keeping manufacturing and engineering costs down by pooling resources.

In my humble opinion, P2 cars’ turning radius was compromised too much. Both my dad’s ’99 S80 and my ’04 V70 R‘s turning radii are very large. But that’s a nitpick. Overall the P2 platform was a business and automotive success.

The Volvo P2 cars:

list source: Wikipedia