Monday, June 8, 2009


The Volvo 850 T-5R is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. With its five-cylinder, 250-bhp turbo engine, it is, at the time, the most powerful Volvo ever made.

The new paint shop at the Torslanda plant is completed.

The Kalmar plant closes. Volvo production in Europe is now centered on the plants in Torslanda, Ghent and Born (in the Netherlands).

Per-Erik Mohlin becomes president of Volvo Cars.

Volvo is a sponsor and official transport provider at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. The brand makes a comeback in motorsport when Rickard Rydell enters the British Touring Car Championship, driving a Volvo 850 wagon!

SIPS bags (side-impact airbags).

ECRIS, a new research facility for environmentally optimized dismantling opens.

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