Volvo Model History

All Volvo Models.   I Needs links to images and please help complete my list if I missed anything.

  • 2014  S80 and XC70   redesigned (https://www.media.volvocars.com/us/en-us/media/pressreleases/48333
  • 2014 v60 comes to the US
  • 2013 v60 Plug-In Hybryd
  • 2013 v40 Cross Country introduced
  • 2013 V40 introduced outside US.
  • 2012 V60 R-Design and S80 Executive introduced
  • 2011 all  V series discontinued in US.
  • 2011 Volvo V60 introduced outside US.
  • 2010 V70 Dropped in US.
  • 2010 Volvo S60 redesigned
  • 2010 Volvo C30 redesigned
  • 2010 Volvo C70 redesigned
  • 2010 Volvo XC60 introduced.
  • 2009 R-design introduced for: XC90, S40 V50,C30, XC60
  • 2008 S60 R Model Dropped
  • 2008 3rd-Generation V70 and XC70  introduced.
  • 2007 Volvo S80 is redesigned and an V-8 is offered.
  • 2007 Volvo C30 hatachback based on the S40 is introduced.
  • 2005 Volvo XC90 AWD V-8 introduced
  • 2004 Volvo V50/S40 introduced with AWD optional
  • 2004 AWD offered on S80
  • 2003 Volvo XC90 introduced in both AWD and FWD models
  • 2003 Renamed the XC to the XC70
  • 2002 AWD offered on S60 and V70
  • 2002 Renamed the V70 XC to the XC
  • 2001 The new Volvo V70 & V70 XC AWD are introduced
  • 2001 Volvo S60 introduced
  • 1999 Volvo S40/V40 introduced in USA
  • 1999 Volvo introduces All Wheel Drive on some models
  • 1999 Volvo S80 introduced in USA
  • 1999 Ford Motors acquired Volvo Cars Division, the Volvo brand is jointly owned between Ford and Volvo Group.
  • 1998 Volvo C70/S70/V70 introduced in USA (renamed 850)
  • 1997 Volvo S90/V90 introduced in USA (renamed 940/960)
  • 1995 Volvo S40/V40 introduced.
  • 1994 The new Volvo 960 introduced.
  • 1991 Volvo 850 introduced.
  • 1990 Volvo 940/960 introduced.
  • 1988 Volvo 440 introduced.
  • 1985 Volvo 480 introduced.
  • 1984 Volvo 740 introduced.
  • 1982 Volvo 760 introduced.
  • 1976 Volvo 343 introduced.
  • 1975 Volvo Car BV, formely DAF, started manufacture of the Volvo 66.
  • 1974 Volvo 240 introduced.
  • 1968 Volvo 164 introduced.
  • 1966 The Volvo 140 was introduced.
  • 1963 Volvo opened the first assembly plant abroad, in Halifax Canada.
  • 1961 Production of the Volvo P1800 started.
  • 1959 3-point safety belts introduced as standard equipment
  • 1958 PV445-06M picup introduced.
  • 1958 PV544 introduced.
  • 1957 PV445LL and PV445-06 pickups introduced
  • 1957 PV444L 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1956 PV445GL picup introduced
  • 1956 Volvo Amazon/120 introduced.
  • 1955 Volvo entered the American market with the PV444K.
  • 1955 PV444K 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1954 PV444H 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1953 PV445DH pickup introduced
  • 1953 PV444E 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1952 PV444D 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1951 PV444C 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1950 PV444B 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1948 PV821 taxi introduced.
  • 1947 PV822, PV823, and PV824 taxis introduced.
  • 1946 PV60 production begins after 1942 introduction.
  • 1944 PV444A 2-door sedan introduced.
  • 1938 PV801 and 802 taxis introduced.
  • 1938 PV53, PV54, PV55 and PV56 sedans introduced.
  • 1937 PV52 sedan introduced.
  • 1936 PV51 sedan introduced.
  • 1935 TR701, TR703 and TR704 taxis introduced
  • 1935 PV658, PV659 and PV36 sedans introduced
  • 1934 TR676, TR678 and TR679 taxis introduced.
  • 1933 PV653 and PV654 sedans introduced. They had 100% metal bodies.
  • 1932 TR674 taxi introduced.
  • 1931 TR673 taxi introduced.
  • 1930 TR671 taxi introduced
  • 1930 Volvo purchased its engine supplier, Pentaverken.
  • 1929 The six cylinder PV651.
  • 1928 The first truck, OV 4 TV (pickup) went into production
  • 1927 OV4, “Jakob”, PV4 Sedan introduced.
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