The Volvo 850 was a vehicle of "firsts". It was Volvo's first car in North America to receive front-wheel-drive and an inline 5-cylinder engine; it was first in the world to receive side air bags, and first to have three-point seat belts for all passengers. The 850 was offered as a sedan or wagon, and was succeeded by the S70 and V70 respectively (which were just re-badged 850's using the same Volvo 850 parts). It was slightly smaller than their 900 series cars, and when coupled with the turbocharged version of the I5 engine it was considerably more fun to drive. This made the 850 Volvo's most popular car in the US, though it lost slightly to the 900 globally.