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Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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1 Comment

david drake says:

hijust had to do a cyl head on my s60 t5 reg 30.12 01 timing belt pully disintegrated at just 49000, bent both cams broke all caps off the cams £1300 for head ,£100 water pump, £200 for gaskets, £100 timing belt kit, god knows what the labour would have been if i was not able to do it myself. so be warned all volvo had to say was we have two just like it in this week.found a co in shropshire called motorcast did a repair on my head all ready to put back on including carriage each way just under £800 thanks to derek runs well .the problem is volvo own engine no pattern parts available…. dont forget do that belt early not to late

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