Monday, June 8, 2009


The Side-Impact Protection System (SIPS) is extended to the Volvo 740, 940 and 960. Airbags are introduced for the front passenger seat.

The Volvo 850 GLT is launched in the United States.

Presented at the Paris Motor Show is the Volvo Environmental Concept Car (ECC). It is a fully-functioning hybrid which uses gas turbine, electric motor and high-speed generator technology. Incorporating a high degree of recyclable materials, it attracts much attention in the car world. Built on an 850 chassis, its exterior styling resembles that of the forthcoming Volvo S80.

1992 Asbestos eliminated from car production.

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