Volvo Car Parts
The name Volvo is synonymous with safety and comfort in the automobile industry. The Swedish brand was founded by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larsson in 1927. The first car manufactured by the company was named the Volvo Jakob. Right from its first vehicle passenger safety was prioritized and followed strictly. To date, Volvo vehicles are known for introducing new safety and performance measures. Holding the top crash test scores, Volvo is one of the most trusted manufacturers of safe-to-ride vehicles in the industry. After unveiling its first vehicle, Volvo introduced its second and third in 1929 named PV651. By 1931 Volvo produced more than 10,000 vehicles. After the war, Volvo unveiled PV444, one of their biggest successes in terms of sales in thier history. By 1950 the company started exporting cars to the US and the model PV444 was a grand success and well received by the audience. Volvo, concentrating on passenger’s safety, was the first one to introduce three-point safety belts. In the 1960s Volvo introduced its sports car named P1800. It was praised for its stylish looks and performance. Along with improved safety features, Volvo offered padded dashboards and energy-resistant front and rear crumple zones. During the 70s, Volvo was a pioneer in introducing technologies and features to its vehicles. A few to name are the collapsible steering columns, childproof locks, rear-facing child seats and additional safety features. In the 1980s Volvo became one of the favorites of young professionals living affluent lifestyle in the US. By the end of the decade Volvo introduced a turbocharged car and FWD480 hatchback in Europe and the 780 coupe with an Italian design. Volvo’s first executive car, the 850, was introduced in the early 90s. It was also the first front-wheel-drive executive car from Volvo. The late 90s saw the brand’s S40 and C70 models which both had a stylish and rounded appearance leaving out the traditional box shape of Volvo. In 1998 the brand was acquired by popular American automaker Ford. Strictly adhering to the dictum of the founders, Volvo has coupes, sedans and SUVs in its product lineup.