Monday, June 8, 2009


This year brings the launch of the all-new C70 with its three-section retractable hardtop. It has a unique door-mounted Inflatable Curtain (IC) as part of its side-impact protection system. The new C70 is built by Pininfarina, which takes over management of the Uddevalla plant.

New diesel engines with particulate filters are presented in the S40 and V50 in Bologna in December. The same filters are now introduced for the other Volvo diesels.

The Volvo trade mark is 90 years old this year.

Retail deliveries for the year end up at just under 444,000 cars.

Fredrik Arp is appointed president and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.

The 2005/2006 Volvo Ocean Race fleet sets out from northern Spain on November 12th.

Volvo Cars unveils Driver Alert and Volvo CoDriver.

Multi-Lock, a combined alcolock and safety belt lock, and speed limiter (a research project addressing the issue of drunk drivers).

Bioethanol (E85) powered Volvo S40/V50 FlexiFuel launched in Sweden.

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