Volvo is a Swedish vehicle manufacturer that manufactures sedans, coupes and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). In addition to that, the company also has a line of construction equipment, trucks and buses. The brand is well known for the safety its vehicles offer.
Volvo was founded in 1927 by Gustaf Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson. The company has been one of the global founders in passenger safety. Their first vehicle, the Volvo O4, was also called as “the Jakob.” Two years after, they released the six-cylinder PV651 and by 1931, was able to fabricate more than 10,000 Volvos.
Ford got hold of Volvo in 1998. The Swedish automaker enhanced the safety features of most Ford models while having the financial support of the US car producer. In 2010, nevertheless, Ford sold Volvo to Chinese automotive manufacturer Geely to calm down its financial troubles.
Technology And Performance
Volvo is investing in newer technologies to make its cars more convenient, efficient, and autonomous.
The company’s current saying is “Volvo For Life”. The company has also used the tagline “Safe. Secure”. By the 1950’s, Volvo prolonged their market in the United States. The compact-sized and trendy PV444 established its name in the US market. Enduring its mark of impressive passenger safety standards, Volvo was first to embrace the three-point safety belt on their vehicles. The next decades, Volvo was known as the leader of car safety features as it produced technologies for example front and rear energy resistant crumple zones, padded dashboards, childproof locks, rear facing child seats, and collapsible steering columns.
By 2020, Volvo plans to present Intellisafe Autopilot to the public. It will be introducing artificial intelligence to power its self-driving cars. Volvo will be commencing its first commercial vehicle that won’t have a key in future, as a substitute, the key is the driver’s smartphone app. Volvo will also soon start over-the-air software updates for its newer vehicles. Volvo is also developing technology to create its cars more competent. Volvo plans to roll out its first fully electric car in 2019.
Some of the most famous Volvo cars are : Volvo V50, ,Volvo S60 and Volvo S80, sports wagons Volvo V40 and Volvo V60 and SUVs Volvo XC90 and Volvo XC60.One of the most recent manifestation of Volvo models in a Hollywood film is in the hit Twilight saga where a Volvo S60R and the Volvo XC60 crossover were set as two of the Cullen’s cars.
Volvo innovates for people. For about a century we have been making life easier, better and safer with cutting-edge technology. Volvo’s bold innovations bring a premium understanding through instinctive technology and effortless solutions.