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.
Video - VOLVO EVOLUTION from 1927- 2018
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.
Volvo 900 Series - 1990-1998
2016 Volvo S80
Volvo S80 - Full Size -1998-2016
Volvo PV Series - 1928-1965
1935 Volvo PV36 Carioca
1939 Volvo PV54
PV444/544 - 1944-1966
1943 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 121
1966 Volvo 131
Volvo S60 - 2000-present
2012 Volvo S60
Volvo 1800 Series
1962 Volvo P1800
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