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Volvo Cars

Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer, owned by the Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, formerly of Swedish ownership add

Category: Business (14)

Founded in 1927.

Countries: Sweden (41%), United States (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Volvo, Volvo S60, Volvo 300 Series

Linked to: SKF, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Premier Automotive Group, Geely

 

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1927

In the registration application for Volvo logotype in 1927, they simply made a copy of the entire radiator for ÖV4, viewed from the front add something

 

Some pre-series of Volvo-bearings stamped with the brand name 'Volvo' were manufactured but was never released to the market and it was not until 1927 that the trademark was used again, now as a trademark and company name for an automobile add something

 

The guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain, safety", Assar Gabrielsson and Gustav Larson 1927 add something

 

Volvo Car Corporation was founded in 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden add something

 

The first Volvo car left the assembly line April 14, 1927, and was called Volvo ÖV 4 add something


1935

When Volvo AB was introduced on the Swedish stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of the shares in the company add something

 

Volvo PV 36 Carioca - "' Volvo PV 36 Carioca"' is an automobile manufactured by Volvo between 1935 and 1938


1944

In 1944, laminated glass was introduced in the PV model add something


1950

Volvo has since the 1950s had special international sales programs for customers assigned abroad, for example Diplomat Sales, Military Sales and Expat Sales add something


1964

Additionally, Volvo developed the first rear-facing child seat in 1964 and introduced its own booster seat in 1978 add something

 

In 1964 Volvo opened its Torslanda plant in Sweden, which currently is one of its largest production sites add something


1965

Then in 1965 the Ghent plant was opened, which is the company's second largest production site add something


1966

Starting with the 140 series in 1966, Volvo used a tri-digit system for their cars add something

 

Volvo 140 Series - The "'Volvo 140 Series"' is a range of automobiles which was produced by Volvo Cars of Sweden from 1966 to 1974


1967

Swedish Motor Assemblies - It was founded in 1967 by the Swedish Volvo Cars AB as a local assembly plant


1970

In the early 1970s, Volvo acquired the passenger car division of the Dutch company &DAF (DAF_Trucks), and marketed their small cars as Volvos before releasing the Dutch-built Volvo 340, which went on to be one of the biggest-selling cars in the UK market in the 1980s add something


1973

Volvo 300 Series - It was launched in the Netherlands shortly after Volvo acquired a major stake in the passenger car division of &DAF (DAF_Trucks) in 1973

 

Volvo 300 Series - Volvo purchased a one-third share in &DAF (DAF_Trucks) in 1973, increasing to a three-quarters stake in 1975; the DAF company's name was changed to Volvo Car BV that year


1974

Volvo 200 Series - The "' Volvo 200 series"' is a range of large family cars , produced by Volvo from 1974 to 1993, with more than 2,8 million units sold worldwide


1975

Volvo 200 Series - The Volvo 240 was Volvo's best-selling car from 1975 until 1982


1979

Volvo 300 Series - To add to the appeal of the car, Volvo adapted the M45 manual transmission from the 200 series to fit in place of the CVT, and was sold alongside the CVT models from 1979

 

Volvo 300 Series - Volvo experimented with LPG tanks, a feature of which was made available in 1979 with the Volvo 343 and 345 but they were limited in LPG availability


1980

Volvo 300 Series - The Volvo badge however ensured that the car had a strong middle-class following particularly in the UK in the 1980s, regularly making that country's top annual 20 sales tables for that decade, and they are still seen fairly often in the UK more than 20 years after production ceased

 

Volvo 700 Series - The "'Volvo 700 series"' was a range of mid-size car manufactured by Volvo Cars in the 1980s and 1990s


1984

Volvo 300 Series - The Volvo 360 GLT participated in a 24 hour endurance record breaking run at the Surfers Paradise raceway in Queensland, Australia to showcase the introduction of the model down-under in 1984

 

Volvo 300 Series - The Volvo 360GLT only was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 1984, and lasted until 1987


1985

The cars entered the Guia Race, part of the Macau Grand Prix in 1985, 1986 and 1987, winning in both 1985 and 1986 add something


1989

Finally in 1989 the Uddevalla plant in Sweden was opened, which is now jointly operated by Volvo Car Corporation and Pininfarina of Italy add something


1990

In 1990, Volvo Cars filed a lawsuit against Hong Kong-based Club Volvo night club for infringement in Hong Kong High Court add something

 

Volvo 900 Series - The "'Volvo 900 series"' is an executive car manufactured by Volvo Cars from 1990 to 1998


1991

Also in 1991 it introduced the Side Impact Protection System on the 940/960 and 850 models, which channelled the force of a side impact away from the doors and into the safety cage add something

 

Volvo 300 Series - Production of the 300 series ended in 1991, despite the fact it was supposedly replaced by the Volvo 440 in 1987

 

Volvo 850 - The "'Volvo 850"' is a compact executive car produced by Volvo Cars from 1991 to 1997 and designed by Jan Wilsgaard

 

Volvo 300 Series - The last ever car of the Volvo 300 series rolled off the production line on 13 March 1991


1992

The Volvo ECC was exhibited at the 1992 Paris Motor Show add something

 

Volvo 300 Series - In a 1992 episode as a preamble to a road test of the then-new Volvo 850, he has one destroyed in a scrap metal shredder


1993

Volvo is known for the application of the in-line 5-cylinder engine to its vehicle line up since its introduction in 1993 in the Volvo 850 add something


1995

Also in 1995, the Volvo 745 was recalled due to that the front seatbelts mounts could break in a collision add something

 

At the start of the 1995 model year, side impact protection airbags were standard on high trim-level Volvo 850s, and optional on other 850s add something

 

TWR built and ran the works 850 Saloon, six wins in 1995 and five wins in 1996, and S40, one wins in 1997 in the BTCC. In 1998, TWR Volvo won the British Touring Car Championship with Rickard Rydell driving the S40R. add something

 

This partnership was responsible for the controversial 850 Estate racing car, which was only rendered uncompetitive when the FIA allowed the use of aerodynamic aids in 1995 add something

 

To add to its SIPS, in 1995 Volvo was the first to introduce side airbags and installed them as standard equipment needed in all models in 1996 add something

 

When Volvo introduced the first generation S40 and V40 in 1995, they were announced as the S4 and F4 add something

 

Volvo S60 - The S60 R continued the tradition of "R" cars for Volvo beginning in 1995 with the introduction of the 850 T-5 R.

 

A collection of Volvo's most important historical vehicles are now housed in "'The Volvo Museum"', which opened in a permanent location in Arendal at Hisingen on May 30, 1995 add something


1996

In Model Year 1996, SIPS airbags became standard on all Volvo models add something

 

The head-protecting airbag was not available on the 1996 C70 since the initial design deployed the airbag from the roof and the C70, being a convertible, could not accommodate such an airbag add something


1997

Volvo has had a long-standing commitment to the ISAF and is involved in the Volvo/ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships since 1997 add something

 

Volvo C70 - The "'Volvo C70"' is a convertible manufactured by Volvo Cars in two generations: the first from model years 1997-2002 as coupé and from 1999 to 2006 as a softtop convertible


1998

In 1998 Volvo installed a head-protecting airbag, which was made standard in all new models as well as some existing models add something

 

Volvo S80 - EuroNCAP tested the first generation Volvo S80, running from 1998 to 2003

 

Volvo S70 - The "'Volvo S70"' was a mid-size luxury car produced by the Swedish automaker Volvo Cars from 1998 to 2000

 

Volvo S80 - The "'Volvo S80"' is a mid-size executive saloon/sedan from Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, and was introduced in 1998 to take the place of the rear-wheel drive Volvo 960/S90 saloons in the model range


1999

Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group add something

 

In 1999, Volvo Group decided to sell its automobile manufacturing business and concentrate on commercial vehicles add something

 

Automotive industry in Sweden - In 1999 Volvo sold its passenger car division Volvo Cars to Ford Motor Company

 

Jaguar Cars - In 1999 it became part of Ford's new Premier Automotive Group along with Aston Martin, Volvo Cars and, from 2000, Land Rover

 

WHIPS - WHIPS is standard within front seats of Volvo vehicles since 1999, with Volvo S80 being the only car in the world with WHIPS rear passenger headrests

 

WHIPS - "'WHIPS"', or "'Whi"plash "P"rotection "S"ystem"', is a system of protection against automotive whiplash injuries introduced by Volvo in 1999 in the Volvo S80


2000

Ford Mondeo - In 2000, the team expanded from two cars to three when drivers Alain Menu and Anthony Reid were joined by 1998 series champion Rickard Rydell, recruited from the disbanded Volvo team

 

Volvo S60 - The Volvo S60 was released in 2000 being the company's new generation sports sedan

 

Volvo S60 - The "'Volvo S60"' is a compact executive car produced by the Swedish automaker Volvo from 2000


2001

City Airline - On 10 September 2001, it started its own regional services from Gothenburg, much of which correspond to the needs of large companies based in Gothenburg, most notably Volvo Cars with its links to Birmingham , Volvo Trucks with links to Lyon and AstraZeneca with links to Manchester Airport


2002

Volvo S60 - From 2002 to 2007 there was a S60 one-make racing series as a support series to the Swedish Touring Car Championship, the S60 Challenge Cup, using 26 factory-modified Volvo S60 cars

 

Volvo XC90 - The "'Volvo XC90"' is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by Volvo Cars since it was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2002


2003

Pininfarina - Pininfarina Sverige AB in Uddevalla, Sweden, was established in 2003 as a joint venture between Volvo Cars and Pininfarina to produce a new Volvo convertible that will be sold in Europe and the United States


2004

Also, since 2004 all Volvo models except for the coupes are available with an all-wheel drive system developed by Haldex Traction of Sweden add something

 

In 2004, Volvo introduced the Blind Spot Information System , which detects vehicles entering the Volvo's blind spot with a side-view-mirror-mounted camera, and alerts the driver with a light add something

 

Volvo S60 - First introduced in 2004, Volvo's S60 R used a Haldex all-wheel-drive system mated to a / inline-5


2005

In 2005, Volvo presented the second generation of Volvo C70, it comes with extra stiff door-mounted inflatable side curtains add something

 

In 2005, when the American non-profit, non-governmental Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its first annual Top Safety Picks vehicles list, none of Volvo's offered vehicles in the U.S. was included on the list add something

 

V8 engine - A similar Yamaha-built engine is used by Volvo Cars as of 2005


2006

In 2006 Volvo's Personal Car Communicator remote control has been launched as an optional feature with the all-new Volvo S80 add something

 

Volvo introduced its S40 and V50 with flexible-fuel engines, joined in late 2006 by the new C30 add something

 

Aston Martin - After suggestions of selling Jaguar Cars, Land Rover, or Volvo Cars were weighed, Ford announced in August 2006 it had engaged UBS AG to sell all or part of Aston Martin at auction


2007

All Volvo models were initially restricted to the Sweden market, until 2007, when these three models were launched in eight new European markets add something

 

It was officially unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show add something

 

Blind spot monitor - This system was first introduced on the redesigned 2007 Volvo S80 sedan and produced a visible alert when a car entered the blind spot while a driver was switching lanes, using two door mounted lenses to check the blind spot area for an impending collision

 

Volvo S80 - The second generation Volvo S80, in June 2007, scored the highest "good" rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test performance for frontal, side, and rear impacts, earning it the IIHS Top Safety Pick


2008

After Ford sold Jaguar Land Rover to Tata Motors of India in 2008, the company initially decided to keep Volvo Cars despite mounting losses and gross economic downturns add something

 

In 2008 Volvo entered the Swedish Touring Car Championship with a C30 powered by bioethanol E85 fuel add something

 

In 2008 Volvo launched the V70 with a 2,5-litre turbocharged flexifuel engine add something

 

In 2008 a French court found Volvo partially responsible for causing the death of two children and serious injuries of one in Wasselonne on June 17, 1999, when the brakes of a 1996 Volvo 850 failed add something

 

When the global economic crisis of 2008 threatened the US automakers, Swedish authorities became concerned about the fate of Volvo if Ford would file for bankruptcy add something

 

Volvo S80 - Also again in November the IIHS awarded the 2008 Volvo S80 with Top Safety Award

 

Volvo S60 - In 2008, Volvo Cars announced the Volvo S60 Concept, which features a four-cylinder 1,6L petrol engine using highly-efficient Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection developed by Ford

 

Ford Motor Company offered Volvo Cars for sale in December 2008, after suffering losses that year add something

 

Ford announced in December 2008 that it was considering selling Volvo Cars add something


2009

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , Volvo's S80 became one of 2009 Top Safety Picks Award winner add something

 

Since 2009, all the Volvo models that EuroNCAP has tested have received 5 star safety ratings: Volvo C30, V40, V60, V60 Plug-In Hybrid, XC60 and V70 add something

 

Volvo have signalled their intentions to enter the 2009 British Touring Car Championship with the same car add something

 

Automotive industry in Sweden - In 2009 Ford sold Volvo Cars to Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

 

Volvo 300 Series - This exact same Volvo 360 GLT car was later converted to rallying specifications and participated in many Australia rally events and is still running in 2009 as a rally car

 

On June 1, 2009, Volvo announced the launching of series production diesel-electric plug-in hybrids by 2012 add something

 

On October 28, 2009, Ford confirmed that, after considering several offers, the preferred buyer of Volvo Cars was Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the parent of Chinese motor manufacturer Geely Automobile add something

 

On December 23, 2009, Ford confirmed the terms of the sale to Geely had been settled add something


2010

Field testing began in 2010 with 10 units in Göteborg, Sweden add something

 

Geely Holding Group acquired Volvo from Ford in 2010 add something

 

The Volvo C30 DRIVe Electric concept car was exhibited at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and Volvo announced that field testing will begin in 2011 in the U.S., Europe, and China add something

 

Volvo - A decade later, in 2010, Ford sold Volvo Cars to China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

 

Volvo S60 - In 2010, Randy Pobst won the GT driver's championship while securing the GT manufacturer's championship for Volvo

 

Volvo S80 - The 2010 Volvo S80 facelift comes with a choice between a comfort-enhancing standard chassis, or a sport one that offers better handling dynamics

 

The European Commission and China's Ministry of Commerce approved the deal on July 6 and July 29, 2010, respectively add something

 

Stefan Jacoby, formerly chief executive of Volkswagen of America, became Volvo Car Corporation's President and Chief Executive on August 16, 2010, replacing Stephen Odell, who became chief executive of Ford Europe add something


2011

In 2011, Volvo Cars is the main sponsor of the winter sports and music festival Snowbombing in Austria add something

 

The next edition is taking place between 2011 and 2012 add something

 

Volvo S60 - A pre-production version of the Volvo V60 diesel-electric plug-in hybrid was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011


2012

In 2012, Volvo signed NBA star Jeremy Lin to an endorsement agreement add something

 

Volvo S80 - The 2012 Volvo S80 now features turn signals on the outside mirrors, a new 7-inch Sensus infotainment system in the center of the dash, genuine wood interior trim and Bluetooth audio streaming

 

As of January 2012, all coupes are based on Volvo P1 small car platform add something

 

Volvo S60 - In September 2012, Volvo announced that the first 1,000 units were sold out before the model year 2013 vehicles were delivered to the dealerships


2013

Volvo S60 - The 2013 Volvo S60 Polestar is a limited version of Volvo S60 T6 AWD for Australian market, based on the S60 Polestar performance concept

 

Fisker Automotive - Henrik Fisker, who co-founded the company named after him, resigned in March 2013, "The New York Times" reported that Fisker's resignation came during takeover negotiations with the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which currently owns Volvo Cars

 

Volvo P1800 - In June 2013, when the car had reached a little over 2,996,000 miles, VCNA launched an unprecedented PR campaign valuing the performance and in September 2013 the car surpassed the 3 million miles mark in Alaska

 

Volvo C30 - As of 5 July 2013, the C30 is no longer available to order from Volvo, nor is it appearing in the model line up on the Volvo Cars website


2014

Robert Dahlgren - For 2014, Dahlgren has been named to drive for Volvo in the International V8 Supercars Championship in Australia for Garry Rogers Motorsport, under the guise of Volvo Polestar Racing Australia

 

Volvo S60 - Volvo will enter the V8 Supercars championship with a Volvo S60 in 2014 with Garry Rogers Motorsport

 

Emelie Ohrstig - Since August 2014, Öhrstig has been an employee at Volvo Cars


2015

In 2015,Volvo signed a deal with Chennaiyin fc a football franchise team of Indian super league as a side shirt sponson add something

 

Volvo S80 - The base 2015 Volvo S80 is powered by a new turbocharged 2,0-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower, which is the same output as the 3,2-liter six-cylinder in the 2014 model


2016

In 2016, the two companies had announced that they planned to collaborate on the design and financing of cars with self-driving systems add something

 

Volvo S80 - The Volvo S80 offers an expanded array of standard features for 2016 which includes heated front seats, Interior Air Quality System , power glass sunroof, and 18-inch Magni alloy wheels

 

Volvo 900 Series - The S90/V90 nameplate is set to return when Volvo introduces its new flagship model in 2016


2017

Volvo S60 - The third generation will join the Volvo line-up in 2017 or 2018

 

In July 2017, & & & & Volvo announced that new models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrid-electric, heralding the end of production of nearly a century of Volvo vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine add something

 

In July 2017, the automaker announced that beginning in 2019, all of its new models will include an electric motor in their powertrain add something

 

On 20 November 2017, Uber announced that it planned to buy up to 24,000 Volvo cars designed to accept autonomous technology between 2019 to 2021 add something


2018

Volvo S60 - The third generation will join the Volvo line-up in 2018 or 2019