Looking back helps us look forward
The story of Volvo Cars
We started making cars in 1927 because we believed nobody else was making them strong enough or safe enough for Swedish roads. Along the way we’ve come up with dozens of innovations, some of which have changed the world. And it’s this commitment that drives us forward to the next great Volvo Cars idea.
The new V90 – 60 years of estate heritage
Volvo Cars has a rich heritage in estate cars. Since 1953 it has been making estate cars that enhance people’s lifestyles.
From past to present
The race to the horizon
The fascinating background and history of the Volvo Ocean Race have turned it into one of the best-known and toughest endurance races in the sporting calendar. For four and a half decades, participants have challenging themselves and each other as they sail its course. In this article, we will trace the race back to its beginning - and beyond, looking at the developments that shaped modern sea travel and made it possible in the first place. We trace the history of the race all the way back to the opening of the Panama and Suez canals, and then how - decades later - Robin Knox-Johnson became the first man to sail single-handedly round the planet. We then describe the foundation of the race in the 70s, and the developments that turned it into the event we know today - with its cutting-edge boats, teams of world champion sailors and non-stop coverage.
Sweden – a creative force
Sweden’s new generation of entrepreneurs and creators discuss how the country’s society and environment make it a uniquely creative and innovative place
Working at Volvo
Driven to create
The creators of the Volvo XC40 discuss how innovation and creativity are central to Volvo Cars, and to its new compact SUV