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The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems. Volvo Cars has been a totally separate company since it was sold off in 1999, however the companies still share the same Volvo logo.

The Volvo brand was established in 1911 as a subsidiary of SKF ball bearings with the intention to be used for a new series of ball bearings. Volvo means ‘I roll’ in Latin, conjugated from ‘volvere’, in reference to ball bearings. Later on SKF decided to simply use ‘SKF’ as the trademark for all its bearing products, and the Volvo name was reserved for its automobile division. In 1924, Assar Gabrielsson, an SKF sales manager, and engineer Gustav Larson, the two founders, decided to start construction of a Swedish car that could withstand the rigors of the country’s rough roads and cold temperatures. Volvo Cars or AB Volvo was officially founded in 1927 when their first car, rolled out of the factory in Gothenburg within the SKF group. SKF sold all its shares in AB Volvo in 1935, and Pentaverken, who had manufactured engines for Volvo, was acquired by AB Volvo in the same year.

Volvo Car Corporation was sold to Ford Motor Company in 2000 and various Volvo engineering resources and components was used in Ford, Land Rover and Aston Martin products. Ford then sold on the Volvo Car Corporation in 2010 to Geely Automobile of China.

 


Volvo Used Cars – Available Models

Volvo coupes

C70