Volvo Cars History

Welcome to travel in time with Volvo Cars. Here you find stories about the events that made Volvo Cars history.

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  • The all-new Volvo V40 Cross Country

    Volvo Car Corporation still leads airbag development after 25 life-saving years

    The first Volvo car equipped with an airbag left the assembly line in 1987 - and since then the company has extended the technology with several world-firsts. Volvo was first with both the seat-mounted side airbag and the Inflatable Curtain (IC) - and in 2012 the technology's 25th anniversary was celebrated with the introduction of the groundbreaking pedestrian airbag in the all-new Volvo V40.
    2012-10-17
    • Historical
    • Safety
    • Technology
  • Volvo P220 Amazon

    Volvo Amazon Estate 50th anniversary - Jubilee theme at the TechnoClassica show

    At the world's largest indoor show for classic vehicles - TechnoClassica - Volvo Cars Heritage will focus on the fact that the Amazon Estate celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The show is held March 21 to 25 in the German city of Essen.
    2012-03-01
    • Historical
    • Motor Shows
    • P220
  • Volvo P220 Amazon

    The work horse becomes lounge lion - The Volvo Amazon estate turns 50

    "A new Volvo Estate car. An exclusive estate car, designed for European conditions enters the Swedish market. It will be shown for the first time at the Stockholm Motor Show. It is Volvo's much longed for Amazon estate."
    2012-02-15
    • Historical
    • P220
  • Volvo Museum, Gothenburg

    Volvo Museum set new visitor record in 2011

    Last year, more than 67,000 visitors found their way to the Volvo Museum in Arendal, just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. That is a 22 percent increase compared to 2010. "One reason behind the new record is that we are drawing a large number of cruise ship passengers. We have also created more attractions", says Head of the museum Sten-Åke Lyngstam.
    2012-02-13
    • Corporate
    • Facilities
    • Historical
  • Volvo 760 GLE

    Volvo 760 turns 30 - The car that saved Volvo Car Corporation

    In February 1982 - 30 years ago - the new Volvo 760 GLE was launched. No typical Volvo, yet unmistakably a Volvo. Seen as elegant and exciting with its characteristic design it was well received. The 760 became the car that actually saved Volvo Car Corporation back then and paved the way to the modern company of today.
    2012-02-02
    • 760
    • Historical
  • Volvo XC90

    Volvo XC90 - the "latecomer" that became Sweden's most valuable export product

    Many critics assumed that the Volvo Car Corporation entered the SUV segment too late when the Volvo XC90 was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2002.Instead, the ingenious XC90 revitalized the whole segment by successfully addressing all the problems of earlier SUVs.
    2011-11-14
    • Historical
    • XC90
  • Volvo SCC (Safety Concept Car)

    Volvo SCC turns 10 years: Most of the concept car's technical innovations are in production - and it inspired the lines of the Volvo C30

    No other concept car in the history of Volvo Car Corporation has meant more for the company's technological advancement than the Volvo SCC (Safety Concept Car). Ten years after its 2001 world premiere in Detroit, the safety concept car can look back on a fantastic "career".
    2011-07-20
    • Concepts
    • Historical
    • Safety
    • Technology
  • The Volvo with four world-firsts turns 20

    After presenting its first front-wheel drive Volvo model – the 480 – in 1985, Volvo Cars continued its comprehensive product and production-technology transition with its next project, launched on June 11, 1991: the Volvo 850 GLT. The car with four world-firsts – one at the front, one at the rear and two in the middle.
    2011-06-09
    • Historical
    • Heritage
  • Volvo 1800 S

    Volvo P1800 50th anniversary - Jubilee theme at the TechnoClassica show in Essen

    Volvo Cars participation at the world's largest indoor show for classic vehicles will focus on a jubilee theme that is met with a lot of enthusiasm by many - the Volvo P1800 celebrates 50 years.
    2011-02-24
    • 1800
    • Historical
  • Volvo 480 ES

    Volvo 480ES - First front-wheel drive Volvo turns 25 years

    Today all Volvos are either front- or four-wheel driven. In1985 it was a different situation. Since 1927, rear-wheel drive had been used by Volvo Car Corporation but on October 15, 1985, Volvo published a picture of their first series-produced front-wheel drive car - the 480ES. There, a new technical era began and since 1998 all Volvos are either front- or four-wheeldriven. And everything started in 'space'...
    2010-09-20
    • 480
    • Historical
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