Our heritage

Iconic cars

Discover some of our most iconic Volvo models. From the introduction of our first car in 1927 up to our most recent models.

The very first Volvo car rolls out from the factory gate.

1927 – First car rolls out from the factory

A grey Volvo PV 44 on a stage.

1944 – The “little Volvo” comes along

1953 – The estate story begins with Duett

Multiple PV 444 are unloaded from a cargo ship.

1955 – Export to the USA begins

The three-point safety belt showcased by the inventor, Nils Bohlin in 1959.

1959 – Three-point safety belt

A Volvo 240 standing on a hill.

1976 – A safety benchmark in the US

A red Volvo 850 standing in front of a bridge.

1991 – A car with four unique innovations

A grey Volvo XC90 driving on a country road.

2002 – Our first SUV

A woman examines the car's body in the factory.

2013 – First manufacturing plant in China

A black Volvo XC90 seen driving from behind.

2015 – The second-generation XC90

A Volvo XC40, our first compact SUV.

2017 – Our first compact SUV

A red Volvo S60 rolling of the production line.

2018 – Our first US manufacturing plant

Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric SUV plugged in to a charging box.

2019 – Our first fully electric SUV

A safety belt in grey with the text "Since 1959" engraved on the buckle.

Decades of safety innovations

Ever since our founding in 1927, we’ve been designing cars that put people first. Discover our most important safety innovations over the years.

Planet earth seen from space.

A heritage of sustainability

We have worked for many years to reduce our environmental impact. Discover some of the actions we have taken to date.

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