Monday, June 8, 2009


It is a busy year for new-model launches – the brand-new Volvo S60, a sporty saloon, the new Volvo V70 and V70 XC, and new versions of the Volvo S40 and V40. And three new concept cars are introduced as well – the ACC (Adventure Concept Car) – which was the precursor to Volvo's first SUV, the XC90; the SCC (Safety Concept Car); and, the PCC1 (Performance Concept Car 1).

The Volvo Cars Safety Center in Torslanda is opened by HM Carl XVI Gustaf (King of Sweden). Its crash laboratory offers outstanding flexibility, allowing two-vehicle crash-tests to be staged at practically any speed and angle required.

ISOFIX, the new industry standard for child car seats, is introduced.

Dual-stage inflation airbags.

Volvo On Call security and roadside assistance system.

The company returns record sales, with retail deliveries of 422,100 cars.

Hans-Olov Olsson is appointed president and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.

ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) tailpipe technology available worldwide.

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