The foundation dates back to 1927 as a subsidiary of the SKF ball bearing factory; for the cars the Volvo brand is dusted off (the term derives from the Latin “volvere”, meaning sliding) which originally had to be used for a series of bearings to be exported to the US market. The Volvo symbol takes up the ancient chemical symbol of steel, chosen to recall the strength of high quality steel used in Sweden for car production. The diagonal line has a practical value: it is adopted shortly after to fix the symbol to the radiator.
Production is based on the sturdiness and resistance to the adverse climatic conditions of Northern Europe: among the most representative Volvo, we should mention the OV4 (the first Volvo), the PV444 / 544 (the first with a supporting body, produced from 1947 to 1965, with the familiar Duett that endures until 1969), the P120 sedan and the P1800 coupe (also built in the ES version, which today we would call shooting brake); among the more particular models, also the 66, the first utility vehicle derived from the Daf 66 after the acquisition of the Dutch brand’s car sector. It is replaced by the 300 Series, which remains on the list for 15 years. We should also mention the 480, coupé with hatchback and retractable front lights, built from 1986 to 1995: its heir, years later, will be the C30.
In all probability, the most representative Volvo of all time is the 240, built in almost three million units from 1974 to 1993. The 245 is the station wagon (the third figure represents the number of doors: 2, 4 or 5), in particular, it has a resounding success, making a type of car considered “work” become “fashionable”. It is so popular on the second-hand market as to convince Volvo to introduce a Spartan (Polar) or rich (Super Polar) version that offers the latest commercial successes to the 240. In 1999, Volvo was bought by Ford, and from 2010 is owned by the Chinese Geely.

V40, XC40, V60, S60, XC60, V90, S90, XC90

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