Volvo Photo Gallery


The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing organization with its headquarters in Gothenburg. While its center focus is the manufacture, distribution and trucks, busses and construction equipment sales, Volvo additionally provides marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. In spite of the fact that the two firms are still regularly conflated, Volvo Cars, also with headquarters in Gothenburg, has been a separate organization since Ford Motor Company acquired it in 1999. The organizations still share the Volvo logo and co-operate in operating the Volvo Museum.

Volvo was founded in 1915 as a SKF subsidiary, a ball bearing producer; however the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars see themselves as to have been formally created April 14, 1927, when their first automobile, the Volvo ÖV 4 arrangement, tenderly known as "Jakob", rolled off of the Hisingen, Gothenburg. assembly line.

In Latin, Volvo means "I roll". conjugated from "volvere", referring to ball bearings. The Volvo brand was initially trademarked in May 1911 with the aim to be utilized for a new SKF ball bearing series. .

In 1924, Assar Gabrielsson, a sales manager at SKF, and engineer Gustav Larson, the two partners, chose to begin development of a Swedish automobile. Their vision was to construct autos that could withstand the rigors of the nation's icy temperatures and rough roads.

The European Union thwarted a merger with Scania AB in 1999. Volvo Group also sold its Volvo Car Corporation to Ford Motor Company that same year for $6.45 billion. The division became part of Ford's Premier Automotive Group alongside Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover. Volvo engineering assets and components were utilized as a part of various Aston Martin, Ford, and Land Rover vehicles, and the second generation Land Rover Freelander engineered on the second generation Volvo S80 platform. The Volvo T5 engine was utilized for the Ford Focus ST and RS performance versions, and Volvo's satellite navigation system was utilized on some Aston Martin Vanquish, DB9 and V8 Vantage models.

In 2010, Ford sold the Volvo Car Corporation to Chinese Geely Automobile for $1.8 billion. The came after Ford's 2007 Aston Martin sale, and 2008 sale of Jaguar Land Rover.

Full Size

Volvo 900 Series - 1990-1998

2016 Volvo S80
2016 Volvo S80

Volvo S80 - Full Size -1998-2016

Mid-Size

Volvo PV Series - 1928-1965

1935 Volvo PV36 Carioca
1935 Volvo PV36 Carioca
1939 Volvo PV54
1939 Volvo PV54

PV444/544 - 1944-1966

1943 Volvo PV444
1943 Volvo Pv444
1953 Volvo
1953 Volvo PV444

Volvo 140 Series - 1966-1974

Volvo 200 Series - 1974-1993

Volvo 700 Series - 1984-1992

Volvo Amazon - 120/223 - 1956-1970

1965 Volvo
1965 Volvo 121
1966 Volvo 131
1966 Volvo 131

Compact

Volvo S60 - 2000-present

2012 Volvo S60
2012 Volvo S60

Sports Cars

Volvo 1800 Series

1962 Volvo P1800
1962 Volvo P1800

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